Bantaba in Cyberspace
Bantaba in Cyberspace
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Active Polls | Members | Private Messages | Search | FAQ | Invite a friend
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Politics Forum
 Politics: World politics
 Netherlands PM Rutte apologises for role of Dutch
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
| More
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Momodou



Denmark
11401 Posts

Posted - 19 Dec 2022 :  16:49:41  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Netherlands PM Rutte apologises for role of Dutch state in slavery

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/dutch-pm-rutte-expected-apologise-slavery-its-consequences-2022-12-19/


Netherlands PM Rutte apologises for role of Dutch state in slavery
By Toby Sterling

THE HAGUE, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday apologised on behalf of the Dutch State for its historical role in slavery, and for consequences that he acknowledged continue into the present day.

"Today I apologise," Rutte said, speaking at a nationally televised speech at the Dutch National Archives.

"For centuries the Dutch state and its representatives have enabled and stimulated slavery and have profited from it," he added.

"It is true that nobody alive today bears any personal guilt for slavery...(however) the Dutch state bears responsibility for the immense suffering that has been done to those that were enslaved and their descendants."

The apology comes amid a wider reconsideration of the country's colonial past, including efforts to return looted art, and its current struggles with racism.

The prospect of an apology on a December afternoon in The Hague had been met with resistance from groups who say it should have come from King Willem-Alexander, in former colony Suriname, on July 1, 2023 -- the 160th anniversary of Dutch abolition...

A clear conscience fears no accusation - proverb from Sierra Leone
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
| More
Jump To:
Bantaba in Cyberspace © 2005-2023 Nijii Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.03 seconds. User Policy, Privacy & Disclaimer | Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.06