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Special rapporteur will look into how Canada treats indigenous peoples

April 29 2013
According to the National Post three United Nations special rapporteurs are on their way to take a thorough look at Canada’s record on human rights, treatment of aboriginals and discrimination against women.

Canada has approved three visits, which are from the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

During Canada’s appearance before the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review in Geneva this month, Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Elissa Golberg, was asked by delegates from Chile why UN Special Rapporteurs had not been granted access.
The council was told that the three requests to visit Canada as part of the UN’s monitoring and assessment of international human rights had recently been approved.

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