The matter of Reparations is still unresolved as far as many people of Africa and African descent is concerned. Many in Africa or of African descent have become victims of the centuries of brainwashing by Europeans in position of world dominance and power and do not see this as a valid concern in today’s world. Those of our race who have not succumbed to these centuries of phsycological domination and have re-membered their inner voice & the spiritual pull from conscious Ancestors are the social warriors in today’s world who are still pushing for the Reparations cause to be realised. It is simply a matter of justice and within the international laws of today it also holds legal basis. The universal laws of Karma are real energies that exist in the universe created by the Most High and justice is also universal law enmeshed within Karma. The Rastafari Movement and Pan-Africanists movements are the foremost vocally active collective, on this matter of Reparations and especially in light of the dialogue that now ensues in the corridors of Caribbean, African & European powers. Made available on the drop down menu are a few documents that relate to this most important matter of ~ Reparations for Africa & peoples of African descent.
The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire. The act passed parliament on 1 August 1833 and it abolished slavery a year later on 1 August 1834. In practical terms, only slaves below the age of six were freed in the colonies. Former slaves over the age of six were redesignated as "apprentices", and their servitude was abolished in two stages; the first set of apprenticeships came to an end on 1 August 1838, while the final apprenticeships were scheduled to cease on 1 August 1840.
The 1833 Act provided for compensation for slave-owners who would be losing their property. The amount of money to be spent on the compensation claims was set at "the Sum of Twenty Millions Pounds Sterling". Under the terms of the Act, the British government raised £20 million (£69.93 billion in 2013) to pay out in compensation for the loss of the slaves as business assets to the registered owners of the freed slaves. In all, the government paid out over 2 separate awards. The £20 million fund was 40% of the government's total annual expenditure.
Reparations is an ongoing matter as there is no Statute of Limitations on Genocide and Crimes against Humanity
“By way of custom of international law, genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes are not subject to statute of limitations, nor to prescription. This custom has been codified in a number of multilateral treaties. States that ratify the Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity agree to not allow limitations claims for these crimes. Article 29 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court states genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes "shall not be subject to any statute of limitations".