Mark Rutte says Dutch state ‘enabled, encouraged and profited from slavery’ for centuriesMark Rutte has offered a formal apology on behalf of the Dutch state for the Netherlands’ historical role in the slave trade, saying slavery must be recognised in “the clearest terms” as a crime against humanity.In a speech at the national archives in The Hague, the Dutch prime minister acknowledged the past “cannot be erased, only faced up to”.
Source: the guardian
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- Netherlands PM says sorry for Dutch state role in slavery – video (the guardian)
- Dutch PM apologises for Netherlands’ role in slave trade (the guardian)