Reparations Under International Law


The international community has long wrestled with the question of reparations for the descendants of Africans who were enslaved in the Americas and the Caribbean.  This symposium will address the international legal framework for such reparations, including examinations of the historical context and economic impact, the (il)legality of transatlantic chattel slavery under international law at the time, remedies for gross breaches of international law, and the contemporary legacy of transatlantic chattel slavery. Convened by Judge Patrick Robinson of the International Court of Justice, attendees will hear from a roster of global experts on “Reparations under International Law for Enslavement of African Persons in the Americas and the Caribbean.”

The University of the West Indies and the American Society of International Law invite you to join us for this important conversation. Full details can be found at

Date and Location

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 2:00pm to Friday, May 21, 2021 - 6:30pm