Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of Indigenous people


Having completed his tour of Australian in August 2009, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Indigenous peoples has submitted his preliminary findings to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. In the statement, he discusses a wide range of concerns, including the need for ‘genuine reconciliation measures’ and the importance of recognising indigenous rights in the Constitution.

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