Mouvement International pour les Réparations (MIR)

Abbreviation: 
MIR Martinik
President / Director: 
Garcin Malsa
Address: 
Rue du Plateau Fabre
Maison No. 5
97200 Fort-de-France
Martinique
Telephone: 
00 596 696 189 194 (international); 0696 189 194 (local)
Registration date: 
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Registration details: 

Registration details can be found in the Journal Officiel. A change of address was registered on 25/09/2010.

Status: 
Ongoing
Type: 
Antillean focus
Martinique
Cultural
Defence of Citizen Rights
Environmental
Social justice
Scope: 
Regional/local: A smaller organization or association focused on local/regional activities.
Historical overview: 

The Mouvement International pour les Réparations (MIR) is an anti-imperialist and ecological movement that opposes all forms of discrimination. Its principles are rooted in the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) held in Durban in 2001, notably in terms of giving voice to the victims of injustice. MIR is also a response to the passing of the Taubira law (2001) and is the first organization to have submitted a legal case against the French State calling for reparations for slavery. Its promotes the concept of the three 'Rs' relating to 'Recognition, Reparations and Reconciliation', which are defined as follows:

1. Recognition: The western world must recognize its historical debt towards African peoples and, more generally, towards all those that it has subjugated. The French Republic has taken the first step (through the Taubira law), but much remains to be done...

2. Reparations: This debt must be paid back in some way, be it through actions to reconstruct society or through compensation paid to the victims and the descendants of the victims of slavery

3. Reconciliation: To advance together and in the same direction without forgetting the past.

 

Summary of objectives: 

The objevtives of the Mouvement International pour les Réparations are as follows:

  • To fight against racism and all forms of discrimination.
  • To support the organization of victims of discrimination and genocide, particularly those persons who have been victimized as a result of their African heritage
  • To defend the memory of Africans who were deported then enslaved, as well as all those who have been victims of crimes against humanity and colonialism both historically and in the present-day, through the implementation of procedures to re-appropriate and conserve their natural historical and cultural patrimony.
  • To defend the dignity of, and right to, reparations for descendants through the implementation of any appropriate procedure that aims to repair the damage caused.
Published works: 
Keywords: 
African culture
Anti-colonialism
Anti-discrimination
Anti-imperialism
Anti-neocolonialism
Anti-racism
Autonomy
Caribbean identity
Crimes against humanity
Defence of citizen rights
Ecology
Human rights
Martinique
Pan-Africanism
Recognition
Reconciliation
Reparations
Slave ancestry
Social justice
Taubira law (2001)
Victim support