Canadas rejection of inquiry into violence against Aboriginal women is a national disgrace | rabble.ca

In 2009, the United Nations Human Rights Council UNHRC in Geneva conducted a Universal Period Review of Canadas rights record and concluded its need to address the concerns of indigenous populations — particularly, Aboriginal women.During that year, fifty submissions slammed Canada on topics from labour rights to foreign policy and highlighted the country in the worst way among the 192 UN member states. According to a report by the National Union of Public and General Employees NUPGE, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, Alex Neve said: \”The Canadian record of upholding the rights of indigenous peoples is a real disgrace and a source of national shame… These are not political, economic or natural resource matters. These are issues of human rights.\”Four years later, it is again time for Canada to face the UNHRC.

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