The International Bar Association (IBA), in collaboration with the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) in The Hague and Salzburg Global Seminar, has published the first international study of its kind into disputes over statues, monuments, buildings and street names. Our Joint Head of Chambers Jeffrey Golden contributed to this study as one of the eight member Contested Histories Task Force chaired by The Rt Hon Baroness Prashar of Runnymede CBE.
Jeff comments: ‘Public space is valuable space and, by definition, shared. In an ideal world, allocation of that space and the names and representations that adorn it should project a sense of inclusiveness, through historical legacies that reflect the diversity and multiple perspectives of those who share it. It is incumbent on officials responsible for public spaces to help shape a commemorative landscape that is both representative and inclusive’.
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February 17, 2021