Esther Stanford-Xosei is a Pan-Afrikanist jurisconsult and community advocate specialising in the critical legal praxis of 'law as resistance'. She is most known as an internationally acclaimed Reparationist. Brought into this world by parents who were born in the Caribbean (Barbados & Guyana), yet who retained their genetic and cultural memory of Afrika, Esther’s activism has sought to re-member the historic, geopolitical and cultural ties between Afrikan Diaspora communities and their ancestral Motherland, Afrika. Raised up for such a time as this, Esther is a visionary scholar-activist, grounded thinker and eloquent spokeswoman, who has charted new grounds in the theory and praxis of Pan-Afrikan Reparations for Global Justice. She is indeed a notable example of the role and prominence that women of Afrikan heritage continue to play in global justice movements. In this regard, Esther serves as the Co-Vice Chair of the Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE) and the co-founder of the Global Afrikan Peoples Parliament (GAPP), the Afrikan Reparations Transnational Community of Practice (ARTCoP) and the Europe-Wide NGO Consultative Council on Afrikan Reparations (ENGOCCAR).
Esther is the official spokesperson for the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee (AEDRMC) which organises the annual 1st August Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March in London. Esther is also co-initiator of the ‘Stop the Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/ Ecocide’ Petition and its campaign (SMWeCGEC). Notably, the SMWeCGEC includes calls for the establishment of All-Party Parliamentary Commissions of Inquiry for Truth & Reparatory Justice at the levels of the Westminster and European Parliaments, also the establishment of local, national and international benches of the Ubuntukgotla Peoples International Tribunal for Global Justice; in addition to the ‘shut down’ of Maangamizi (Afrikan Hellacaust) crime scenes.
As a result of Esther's community engaged reparations scholar-activism, she is currently completing her PhD action-research in history at the University of Chichester on the history of the UK contingent of the International Social Movement for Afrikan Reparations (ISMAR) which ‘recovers’ the history of Afrikan & Afrikan Diaspora reparations thought, advocacy and social-movement-building in the UK from the 18th century to the present day. On behalf of PARCOE, Esther has contributed to co-founding the International Network of Scholar Activists on Afrikan Reparations (INOSAAR); a collaborative project based at the University of Edinburgh, which seeks to unite the efforts of scholars and activists in a combined quest to contribute positively to advancing the cause of reparations for Afrikan enslavement, colonialism and neocolonialism.