A new lawsuit is being filed in the International Court at Haugue for slave reparations.
Fourteen Caribbean countries that once sustained that slave economy now want Mr. Hague to put his money where his mouth is.
Spurred by a sense of injustice that has lingered for two centuries, the countries plan to compile an inventory of the lasting damage they believe they suffered and then demand an apology and reparations from the former colonial powers of Britain, France and the Netherlands.
When Britain abolished slavery, it compensated those people who suffered a direct loss.
Though Parliament abolished the Atlantic slave trade in 1807, the law took years to put into effect. In 1833, Parliament spent £20 million compensating former slave owners —40 percent of government expenditure that year, according to estimates by Nick Draper of University College, London, who estimates the present-day value at $21 billion.
Do International courts require standing, and do all fourteen countries have standing as plaintiffs?
Why are Britain, France, or the Netherlands being asked to pay slave reparations as defendants?