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Colonialism, Slavery, Trade, Reparations
Remedying the 'Past'?

Conference 10 November 2008

Audio Notes

Speeches to conference can be accessed as sound files by clicking on the speakerís name below.

The first speaker was Professor Rhoda Howard-Hassmann from Wilfred Laurier University in Canada, whose keynote address was followed by a Q&A session which starts 27 minutes into this recording.

The second speaker was Professor Dinah Shelton, Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law, The George Washington University Law School.
Professor Shelton was followed by Clemens Nathan of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims; the last 19 minutes of this recording are taken up by Professor Sheltonís reply to some of the questions raised by Clemens Nathan.

The afternoon session was opened by Dr. Sheila Dziobon, Senior Lecturer in Law, School of Law & Social Science, University of Plymouth; she was followed by Dr. Paul McHugh, Reader in Law, University of Cambridge, Madge Dresser, Reader in History, University of the West of England, and Marika Sherwood, Hon. Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.

John Packer then introduced His Excellency Ambassador de Alba, Permanent Representative of Mexico at the UN who gave the plenary address. The Q&A session that followed the ambassadorís address starts 27 minutes into this recording.

Fernne introduced the next panel. His Excellency Kwesi Quartey, Ghana ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, Esther Stanford, juris consult and representative of the Pan-African Reparations Coalition, Kate Bracegirdle, Solicitor and Senior Lecturer at the School of Law of the University of Sheffield. Responding to the discussions Rohan Kariyawasam, Senior Lecturer, Solicitor, Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, and Professor Steve Peers, School of Law, Essex University.

The recording of professor Theo van Bovenís plenary address was unfortunately cut short through technical problems. The first part of the address can be heard by clicking here, while notes of the unrecorded part of the address can be read in the rapporteur notes which can be accessed here.

Professor Peter Muchlinski, School of Law, SOAS, Professor of International Commercial Law chaired the dayís last panel, on which Marcus Goffe, Kirsteen Shields and Darren Calley briefly spoke as discussants.