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Keti koti dialoogtafel is actief burgerschap

Some say that talking about the past of slavery polarises. The opposite appears true. At the Keti koti dialogue tables happening all over the Netherlands currently, we talk together about the role of this history in our lives now, and in the society we are part of. This creates a shared narrative: our past of slavery connects us

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25/03/2022 – Twinning Symposium ‘Restorative Justice’ 

On 25 March we were invited to contribute to the final symposium of the ‘Twinning project: Restorative Justice Suriname and the Netherlands’ at the Faculty of Law at Maastricht University, organized by Jacques Claessen.   Researchers and professionals from Suriname and the Netherlands have started a collaboration to extend their knowledge of restorative justice, its […]

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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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6&7/07/2021 – Conference ‘Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Transitional Justice’ hosted by Loughborough University (UK)

All team members of the Dialogics of Justice project have participated in the two-day virtual conference on Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Transitional Justice, hosted by the Loughborough University Centre for Research in Communication and Culture. The versatile program included panels on Transitional Justice and Politics of Recognition, Transitional Justice and Memory, and Transitional Justice, Human Rights, […]

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Geen categorie, Media

Podcast on the Keti Koti debate with Nicole Immler

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 […]

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Media

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 […]

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