At the 1998 session of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Geneva, the African Group, chaired by Senegal, unanimously proposes a resolution calling for the declaration of the transatlantic slave trade and slavery as a crime against humanity.

According to rumor, US President Clinton, enroute to Senegal to present the African Growth and Opportunity Act, calls Senegal’s President Diouf from Air Force One. Senegal withdraws the resolution from consideration.


Reference: Roger Wareham, The Popularization of the International Demand for Reparations for African People,in Should America Pay?: Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations(ed. Raymond A. Winbush, PhD 2003) at p. 231

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