14 Caribbean nations sue Britain, Holland and France for slavery reparations that could cost hundreds of billions of pounds
Countries demanding compensation for 'awful' legacy of Atlantic trade
Have hired lawyers who won pay-out for Kenyans tortured in the 1950s
Britain compensated slave owners £20m in 1834 - equal to £200bn today
Idea of reparations in the U.S. has often surfaced, but none has been paid
By Tom Leonard and Simon Tomlinson
PUBLISHED: 07:32 EST, 10 October 2013 | UPDATED: 09:22 EST, 10 October 2013
Britain is being sued with France and the Netherlands by 14 Caribbean countries which are demanding what could be hundreds of billions of pounds in reparations for slavery.
Around 175 years after Britain freed its last slaves in the West Indies, an alliance of Caribbean nations is demanding to be repaid for the 'awful', lingering legacy of the Atlantic slave trade.
Caricom, a group of 12 former British colonies together with the former French colony Haiti and the Dutch-held Suriname, believes the European governments should pay – and the UK in particular.
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