Nicole appointed as Professor of Historical Memory and Transformative Justice

As of 1 July, our principal investigator Nicole Immler has been appointed professor of Historical Memory and transformative Justice at the University of Humanistic Studies. The new chair responds to the juridification of society, and aims to contribute to a more human-centred approach to social justice. Link to press release: Nicole Immler appointed as Professor of Historical Memory and Transformative Justice – University of Humanistic Studies (uvh.nl)

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Podcast on the Keti Koti debate with Nicole

01/07/2021 Nicole Immler participated in a podcast hosted by the University of Humanistic Studies (Utrecht). On the 1st of July each year, the celebration of Keti Koti marks the abolition of slavery in Suriname. Nicole and student Farach Winter talked about the importance of dialogue and the meaning of reparations, especially in light of the ongoing debate on recognition of the colonial history of the Netherlands (podcast in Dutch). Link: Podcast Humanistiek: Nicole Immler over erkenning van historisch onrecht en het gesprek rond Keti Koti (libsyn.com)

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Opinion piece on the need for debate after legal procedures by Niké & Marrit

15/06/2021 Opinion piece from Niké Wentholt & Marrit Woudwijk in Dutch newspaper Trouw. They argued that two recent legal developments with regard to the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica demonstrate the limitations of legal procedures and therefore this momentum should be used as an opportunity for a broader debate on recognition and justice. Link: Het gesprek over Srebrenica is nu aan ons | Trouw

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Livecast on society vs. fossil energy with Obiozo

25/03/2021 Obiozo Ukpabi participated in a panel discussion hosted by Pakhuis de Zwijger on the growing number of (legal) confrontations between citizens and NGOs on the one hand, and fossil fuel corporations on the other. Link: Maatschappij vs. fossiel – Pakhuis de Zwijger

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Opinion piece on colonial history as shared history

11/03/2020 Opinion piece from Nicole Immler in the Dutch newspaper NRC on the public apology made by Dutch King Willem Alexander for the ‘excessive violence’ on Dutch side during the indepence struggle of Indonesia. She argued that current public debate on colonial violence does not sufficiently recognize the need for a broader process in which the colonial history is perceived as a shared history Link: Geef ons koloniaal verleden een gedeelde taal – NRC

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Opinion piece on the legal judgement against Shell by Obiozo

11/02/2021 Opinion piece from Obiozo Ukpabi in the Dutch newspaper NRC. Obiozo wrote an opinion piece on the meaning and limitations of the ruling of the Dutch court in the civil court case against the multinational Royal Dutch Shell. She argued the legal framework provides limited possibility to address the actual problem those affected by environmental harm face. Link: Shell komt te makkelijk weg – NRC

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