Colonial Genocide and Reparations Claims in the 21st Century: The Socio-Legal Context of Claims under International Law by the Herero against Germany for Genocide in Namibia, 1904-1908 (PSI Reports)

More and , the descendants of indigenous victims of genocide, land expropriation, forced labor, and other systematic human rights violations committed by colonial powers are seeking reparations under international law from the modern successor governments and corporations As the number of colonial reparations cases increases, courts around the world are being asked toMore and , the descendants of indigenous victims of genocide, land expropriation, forced labor, and other systematic human rights violations committed by colonial powers are seeking reparations under international law from the modern successor governments and corporations As the number of colonial reparations cases increases, courts around the world are being asked to apply international law to determine whether reparations are due for atrocities and crimes that might have been committed long ago but whose lasting effects are alleged to injure the modern descendants of the victims Sarkin analyzes the thorny issues of international law raised in such suits by focusing on groundbreaking cases in which he is involved as legal advisor to the paramount chief of the Herero people of Namibia In 2001, the Herero became the first ethnic group to seek reparations under the legal definition of genocide by bringing multi billion dollar suits against Germany and German companies in a number of U.S federal courts under the Alien Torts Claim Act of 1789.The Herero genocide, conducted in German South West Africa present day Namibia between 1904 and 1908, is recognized by the UN as the first organized state genocide in world history Although the Herero were subjected to Germany s First Genocide, they have, unlike the victims of the Holocaust, received no reparations from Germany By machine gun massacres, starvation, poisoning, and forced labor in Germany s first concentration camps, the German Schutztruppe systematically exterminated as many as 105,000 Herero women, and children, composing most of the Herero population Sarkin considers whether these historical events constitute legally defined genocide, crimes against humanity, and other international crimes He evaluates the legal status of indigenous polities in Africa at the time and he explores the enduring impact in Namibia of the Germany s colonial campaign of genocide He extrapolates the Herero case to global issues of reparations, apologies, and historical human rights violations, especially in Africa.
Colonial Genocide and Reparations Claims in the st Century The Socio Legal Context of Claims under International Law by the Herero against Germany for Genocide in Namibia PSI Reports More and the descendants of indigenous victims of genocide land expropriation forced labor and other systematic human rights violations committed by colonial powers are seeking reparations under

  • Title: Colonial Genocide and Reparations Claims in the 21st Century: The Socio-Legal Context of Claims under International Law by the Herero against Germany for Genocide in Namibia, 1904-1908 (PSI Reports)
  • Author: Jeremy Sarkin
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  • Page: 292
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  • Genocide of indigenous peoples The genocide of indigenous peoples is the mass destruction of entire communities of indigenous peoples Indigenous peoples are understood to be people whose historical and current territory has become occupied by colonial expansion, or the formation of a state by a dominant group such as a colonial power. While the concept of genocide was formulated by Raphael Lemkin in the mid th German colonial empire The German colonial empire German Deutsches Kolonialreich constituted the overseas colonies, dependencies and territories of Imperial Germany.The chancellor of this time period was Otto von Bismarck.Short lived attempts of colonization by individual German states had occurred in preceding centuries, but crucial colonial efforts only began in with the Scramble for Africa. Genocide in German South West Africa The Colonial War of Genocide in German South West Africa The Colonial War of and Its Aftermath Jurgen Zimmerer, Joachim Zeller, E J Neather on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The war that broke out in present day Namibia after the Herero tribe rose against an oppressive colonial regime and the German army s brutal suppression of that uprising are the focus of this The Kaiser s Holocaust Germany s Forgotten Genocide and The Kaiser s Holocaust Germany s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism David Olusoga, Casper W Erichsen on FREE shipping on qualifying offers On May , the German flag was raised on the coast of South West Africa, modern Namibia the beginnings of Germany s African Empire As colonial forces moved in Hamburg forces Germany to confront colonial legacy with A ngela Merkel s government finally recognised the killing as a genocide in But it has not formally apologised and has steadfastly refused to consider paying reparations Unser Afrika, or Rwanda Before the Genocide Hardcover J.J Carney Rwanda Before the Genocide Catholic Politics and Ethnic Discourse in the Late Colonial Era J.J Carney The first English language monograph on Rwandan Catholic history in over thirty years. Who is Really Airbrushing the Past Genocide, Slavery and The simple yet difficult truth is that genocide and slavery were not avoidable blemishes they were the necessary conditions for the development of modern, democratic society in Australia. Conflicts in Africa Introduction Global Issues Colonialism in Minutes The Scramble For Africa, a minute clip from the documentary Uganda Rising, Mindset Media, Colonialism, in the traditional sense, ended as European countries started fighting over themselves over the world the World Wars and in effect, weakened themselves in the process allowing the United States and Soviet Union to eventually gain in immense power. Heinous Massacres Against Congolese Tutsi Banyamulenge A Brief Overview on Banyamulenge Tragic History Banyamulenge are Congolese people they mainly live in high peak plateaus located in Uvira, Fizi and Mwenga Zones in Bukavu and Uvira cities, all in South Kivu Province in Democratic Republic of Congo, but they also live in other provinces of country. The Butcher of Congo The Butcher of Congo By Baffour Ankomah, New African, October Only years ago, the agents of King Leopold II of Belgium massacred million Africans in the Congo.

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