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Reparations to Haiti
Colonialism Reparation asks that the demands of justice and compensation presented by the victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti are met by the UN and become part of the program of the next Haitian government.
On August 18, 2016 is disclosed by the press the Report on the responsibility of the United Nations in relation to cholera in Haiti of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights of the United Nations (UN) Philip Alston, then officially published on August 26, 2016, which claims that “the United Nations clearly was responsible and it must now act accordingly” and will be discussed during the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
On the same day the Court of Appeals in New York (Decision 15-455-cv) confirms however the immunity of the United Nations regarding any complaints rejecting the appeal of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and law firm KKWT asking the UN for individual reparations, public apologies, medical treatment of current and future victims and the construction of health infrastructure and water purification.
On August 19, 2016 the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is forced to recognize that “the United Nations has a moral responsibility to the victims of the cholera epidemic and for supporting Haiti in overcoming the epidemic and building sound water, sanitation and health systems”
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Colonialism Reparation asks that the demands of justice and compensation presented by the victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti are met by the UN and, as already requested in November 2011, become part of the program of the next Haitian government.
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Colonialism Reparation is part of the movement for the condemnation, the reconciliation, the apologies and the compensation for colonialism.
Colonialism Reparation promotes, supports and spreads non-violent activities aimed to create awareness of the current world situation and thereby to encourage the achievement of its objective
- that the colonizing nations condemn their colonial past recognizing it as a crime against humanity and that the colonized nations exert pressure to make it happen
- that the colonizing nations reconcile with their past, permanently distancing themselves from it by officially apologizing the colonized nations
- that the colonizing nations compensate the colonized nations for the atrocities and abuses committed thus allowing an improvement in their socio-economic conditions.
The contribution of every person who recognizes the importance of this activity to the creation of a climate of friendship and cooperation between peoples is necessary and appreciated. This contribution will create an extremely positive precedent in international relations as well, promoting the supremacy of the “force of law” on the “law of force”.