Judge Patrick Robinson, of the International Court of Justice, discusses a powerful and comprehensive new report on the scale of compensation owed for transatlantic chattel slavery; the forms that reparations should and should not take and how reparations might emerge in the wake of the demise of affirmative action as a deeper and more historically grounded justice movement; and how his experience growing up in Jamaica inspired his commitment to the cause.
Listen to the episode here:
For more information:
- The 2023 Brattle Group Report on Reparations for Transatlantic Chattel Slavery in the Americas and the Caribbean
- 2023 and 2021 Symposia on Reparations for Transatlantic Chattel Slavery in the Americas and the Caribbean
Musical interlude: “Redemption Song,” by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
The Scene’s theme song is “Follow Me,” by Aly-US.