The lawsuit will demand reparations from the governments of Britain, France and the Netherlands
Fourteen Caribbean nations have resolved to sue their former colonizers â€” Britain, France and the Netherlands â€” for lingering harms that they attribute to the slave trade.
The AP reports that the leaders of the Caribbean Community, a regional consortium, adopted a 10-point plan that would seek an official apology, a cancelation of debts and assistance for cultural and educational institutions.
The regional consortium has hired British human rights firm Leigh Day to pursue the case. Leigh Day previously secured $21.5 million for Kenyans who were tortured under Britainâ€™s colonial era government.