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Genocide against Indigenous peoples a side note of UN Human Rights commissioner’s visit to Ottawa – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201914 Views

June 17, 2019

The United Nations’ high commissioner for human rights wants Canada to implement the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ (MMIWG) 231 calls for justice.

Michelle Bachelet, a former two-term president of Chile, was in Ottawa Monday for meetings with federal officials, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

In the afternoon she joined Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland for a public conversation about global human rights.

The pair talked about a number of issues but didn’t discuss the MMIWG inquiry’s findings.

Speaking to reporters after the event, Bachelet reiterated points from a previous statement by the UN human rights commission calling on Canada to implement the national inquiry’s calls for justice.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/06/17/genocide-against-indigenous-peoples-a-side-note-of-un-human-rights-commissioners-visit-to-ottawa/

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