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The War Reparations Centre invites you to a seminar and book presentation on 'The impacts of litigation in relation to systematic and large scale atrocities by the Dutch military Dutch East Indies/Indonesia (1945-1949)'.

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Date 12 November 2019
Time 15:30 - 18:00
Syria in ruins

Presentation and discussion of a report by Eefje de Volder and Anne-Marie de Brouwer (Impact). With: prof Liesbeth Zegveld (UvA), Anne-Marie Brouwer and Eefje de Volder (Impact), Jeffry Pondaag (KUKB) and prof Wouter Veraart (VU).


  • Background of the case: short interview with Prof Liesbeth Zegveld (lawyer) by Frederiek de Vlaming (director War Reparations Centre/Nuhanovic Foundation)
  • The main findings and conclusions of the report, by Eefje de Volder and Anne-Marie Brouwer
    Followed by a Q&A and discussion
  • Interview with Jeffrey Pondaag, chair Committee Komite Utang Kehormatan Belanda / Nederlandse Ereschulden  and Yvonne Rieger-Rompas, investigator
  • Comments by Prof. Wouter Veraart (VU)

The report The impacts in relation to Systematic and large -Scale Atrocities committed by the Dutch Military Forces in the ‘Dutch East Indies’ between 1945-1949 discusses the impact of litigation against the Dutch government for the atrocities committed when the Dutch tried to restore their colonial rule. Civil proceedings on behalf of the widows and children of the men who were killed in Rawagede and South Sulawesi, started in 2009 and had a huge impact. Apologies were offered, compensation was paid to the victims’ relatives and the doors to establishing the historical record opened. 


For more info and to register, please contact Frederiek de Vlaming.