National Reparation Commission (Suriname) & Department Netherlands
With the establishment of the Caricom Reparations Commission, it was decided that each member country should have a national reparation commission as an advisory body for CARICOM. In Suriname, the Knowledge Institute for Reparations was established in 2013 in this context. This was the precursor to the National Reparation Commission (NRCS).
The NRCS has conducted research on reparations in the context of Suriname, written advice to the Surinamese government and CARICOM, and regularly organizes public meetings where people can discuss the significance of reparations. In this regard, a sub-commission was established specifically focusing on reparations for Indigenous Surinamese. Additionally, the NRCS has advised to include contract labor as part of the reparation process. The current chairman of the NRCS published the book "Reparations: the 'wiedergutmachung' for the damages suffered by Suriname and its population under Dutch colonialism" in 2010. In 2022, a Dutch branch of the National Reparation Commission was established.
The NRCS found the "apologies" made in November 2022 to be "incomplete" and continues to advocate for reparations:
"It's a package, where it starts with recognition, then you have a process of apologies, and it ends with apologies. Along with the apologies, you must acknowledge that you are responsible for the material and immaterial damages, establish liability for them, and based on that, develop a plan and a fund for restoration."
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Our exhibition space is open until October 31, 2023 (summer break: August 8 - August 31). Follow us on social media for the latest updates. Contact us via the page contact for tours outside our program.
Momenteel beschikt The Black Archives niet over een speciale ingang en lift voor personen met een fysieke beperking en voor rolstoelgebruikers. Er is een traplift bij grotere evenementen bij ingang 19A.
At this moment, The Black Archives does not have a special entrance or lift for person of disability. There is a stairlift available during our events at Zeeburgerdijk 19A.