Following the departure of the US from the Durban conference on September 3, 2001, the remaining members of the WEO Group agree to consensus language recognizing the transatlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.


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. 234


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