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In newspaper NRC Obiozo Ukpabi calls on Shell to reckon with its controversial legacies in Netherlands and Nigeria

27/11/2022 Oil and gas companies such as Shell must reckon with the past and their responsibilities in Netherlands and in Nigeria. Ukpabi writes in reaction to the decision of the four Nigerian widows who sued Shell for their alleged complicity in human rights violations in the Niger delta, to drop their case. After years of litigation they see no more options to seek redress for the ‘unavoidable consequences of the destructive logic of profit over people’.

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‘Reconstructing how their history became our history’ Nicole Immler provides commentary in daily newspaper Trouw’

12/11/2022 In this article, Rianne Oosterom reconstructs how the Dutch slavery past moved from the letters page (with a letter from Volkskrant reader Roy Kaikusi Groenberg) to the front page of the public debate. Recently, the Dutch cabinet announced that it will offer formal apologies for the role of The Netherlands in the slavery past. Nicole Immler provided Oosterom with commentary on this decision.

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23/09/2022 – Symposium ‘Historical truth and accountability in the post-colonial state’ at Ghent University

The symposium was organised by Prof. Dr. Tine Destrooper, Justice Visions – Human Rights Centre (Ghent University) and Dr. Cira Palli-Aspero, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University to share insights and reflect on accountability for and recognition of (post-)colonial violence and its effects onsociety today. Nicole Immler and Niké Wentholt presented and participated in the rich […]

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20-23/09/2022 – ‘Parliament of Things’ in Sustainability Summerschools ’22: Climate and Degrowth at Ghent University

In collaboration with Peter Aers (Building Conversation), Thomas Block (Centre for Sustainable Development, UGhent) and Ellen vandenplas (UGhent) Obiozo Ukpabi facilitated a Parliament of Things with students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to reflect on and discuss urgent ecological, social and political questions and their implications for human/non-human and ‘nature’ relationships. Inspired by the […]

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14/04/2022 – Studium Generale (UU) over Slavernij: Hoe herstellen we historisch onrecht?

Hoe erken, verwerk en herstel je historisch onrecht en trauma? Van excuses tot herstelbetalingen, en van kennisverspreiding tot échte sociale gelijkwaardigheid: hoe maken we van het slavernijverleden een gedeeld verleden? Een gesprek met prof. Nicole Immler, dr. René Koekkoek (Universiteit Utrecht) en Urwin Vyent (directeur Nationaal instituut Nederlands slavernijverleden en erfenis) over excuses, erkenning en herstel. […]

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29/09/2022 Inaugural Lecture Nicole Immler

On 29 September Nicole Immler delivered her inaugural lecture as Professor Historical Memory and Transformative Justice at University of Humanistic Studies. Download the lecture (in Dutch)‘De (Dia)Logics van Erkenning en Herstel. Het belang van geschiedenis voor rechtvaardigheid‘ in a digital booklet here: https://www.uvh.nl/uvh.nl/up/ZimojduKoG_Oratie_Nicole_Immler.pdf The inaugural lecture is also available in English here: Or watch the […]

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