Comité national pour les réparations - Martinique

Abbreviation: 
CNR - Martinique
President / Director: 
Garcin Malsa
Address: 
Crêve Coeur
97227 Sainte-Anne
Martinique
Registration date: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Registration details: 

Registration details can be found in the Journal Officiel.

Status: 
Ongoing
Type: 
Martinique
Defence of Citizen Rights
Pan-African focused
Social justice
Scope: 
National: A large-scale organization or association with branches in more than one region and whose influence reaches beyond its local/regional context.
Historical overview: 

The Comité national pour les réparations - Martinique was created in response to the founding of the Caricom Reparations Commission in 2013. The Commission was set up following the first 'Regional Conference on Reparations', held on 15-17 September 2013 in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Heads of governments across the Caribbean region have been encouraged to set up their own national reparations committees that report directly to a Prime Ministerial Sub-committee on Reparations, chaired by the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Freundel Stuart. Although Martinique's status is that of an overseas department of France, it nonetheless established its own national committee on 17 November 2013.

Summary of objectives: 
  • To fight for decolonization as a form of reparation
  • To fight for the right for African repatriation and for assistance in terms of re-settling and re-integrating into African society
  • To fight against all forms of discrimination, notably the West's falsification of history 
  • To assist those who suffer from pathologies relating to creolization and those who are discriminated against because of their African ancestry
  • To protect the memory of deported and enslaved Africans, as well as the memory of all victims of colonialism and other crimes against humanity, and to identify the architects of these crimes and their victims
  • To protect the rightful honour to reparation for the descendants of victims of crimes against humanity (including the slave trade, deportation, slavery, genocide, colonization, spoliation and neo-colonialism) with a view to repairing the political, moral, social, economic, financial, cultural and spiritual damage caused by these crimes 
  • To set up procedures to re-appropriate and conserve the cultural patrimony of all victims 
  • To contribute to the rebirth of African civilization by promoting exchange between diasporic communities and the African continent 
  • To create networks with organizations and individuals working towards reparations against all crimes against humanity, notably through diplomatic, educational and informative endeavours, and public consultations
  • To strengthen the historical, cultural and economic links between the Caribbean nations and the American continent through Caricom's Reparations Commission
  • To help members of CNR - Martinique to achieve their objectives relating to reparations and legally protect the collective interests of the CNR - Martinique and its members
Partners: 

Caricom Reparations Commission http://www.caricom.org/

Keywords: 
African culture
African diaspora
African roots
Anti-colonialism
Anti-discrimination
Anti-imperialism
Anti-neocolonialism
Anti-racism
Autonomy
Caribbean identity
Crimes against humanity
Defence of citizen rights
Independence or separatist movements
Martiniquais identity
Martinique
Pan-Africanism
Patrimony
Reparations
Slave ancestry
Social justice
Victim support