Comité International des Peuples Noirs

Abbreviation: 
CIPN
President / Director: 
Jacqueline Jacqueray
Address: 
17, rue Bébian
97110 Pointe-à-Pitre
Guadeloupe
Telephone: 
International: +590 690 86 36 71 (mobile); National: 06 90 86 36 71 (mobile)
Registration date: 
Friday, March 13, 1998
Registration details: 

Details concerning the registration of this association can be found in the 

Status: 
Ongoing
Type: 
Guadeloupe
Commemorative
Defence of Citizen Rights
International
Memorial
Social justice
Scope: 
Regional/local: A smaller organization or association focused on local/regional activities.
Historical overview: 

The Comité International des Peuples Noirs (International Committee of Black People, or CIPN) was founded by the Guadeloupean Luc Reinette in 1992 and focuses primarily on the 3 'Rs':

  • Recognition by the West that the slave trade and enslavement, which that dehumanized and killed millions of Black people, are crimes against humanity
  • Rehabilitation of the Black man’s dignity and the end of apartheid in South Africa
  • Reparations of a moral and material nature for the Black People of Africa and America.

In 1998, the CIPN launched the idea of creating the , a Caribbean centre to remember the slave trade and slavery.

Summary of objectives: 

The objectives of the CIPN are as follows:

  • To require that international bodies recognise the slave trade and the enslavement of Black people as a crime against humanity
  • To fight against all forms of racism and discrimination, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • To support the victims of discrimination and genocide, particularly when due to of their African ancestry
  • To support the struggle for the protection of national rights for the people of Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, La Réunion and Kanaky (New Caledonia)
  • To develop a spirit of solidarity among Black people and to promote Black culture worldwide
  • To develop the idea of ​​creating legal, social, economic, sportive and artistic spaces for Black people
  • To create networks of organisations and individuals working towards the reparation of all crimes against humanity
  • To defend the memory of the people of Africa who were deported and enslaved, and of all the victims of the colonisation and crimes against humanity, now and in the past, by implementing a process of re-appropriation and preservation of their natural historical and cultural heritage
  • To defend the honour and right to reparation of their descendants through various appropriate procedures that aim to repair the political, legal, economic, financial, moral, social, cultural, spiritual and ecological damages resulting from the crimes of  the slave trade, slavery, genocide, colonization, theft etc.
  • To defend on all fronts the rights of Black children and women
  • To help its members in order to enable them to achieve those goals, which are part of this global reparation perspective
  • To take legal action against any violations of its members’ collective interests
Key activities and actions: 
Keywords: 
African culture
Anti-colonialism
Anti-discrimination
Anti-racism
Autonomy
Commemoration
Crimes against humanity
Emancipation
Guadeloupe
Guadeloupean identity
Human rights
Independence or separatist movements
Memorial project
Memories of slavery
Patrimony
Recognition
Reparations
Restitution
Slave ancestry
Social justice
Solidarity