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Localizing human rights

It was a piece of history that is less known. When we think about how Dutch cities gained from the system in which people were enslaved elsewhere, we think about cities like Amsterdam and The Hague and not about Nijmegen. Now a group of citizens of Nijmegen has made a manifesto regarding the city and the slavery past. Of course this manifesto was in Dutch but they have translated it as well. The same applies for an accompanying exploratory booklet. In light of our academic citizenship and the importance of knowing about the history of the city we live/study/work in, and also triggered by the research that one of the Clinic groups did last year, on undocumented Surinamese and the colonial past, we are happy to share this with you. As the focus of the Radboud Law Clinic so far has been on human rights, we consider this manifesto a good example of what in the academic literature is now referred to as ‘localizing human rights’.

Booklet Nijmegen and the Slavery Past
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