Canada: 20 years' denial of recommendations made by the United Nations Human Rights Committee and the continuing impact on the Lubicon Cree

Canada: 20 years' denial of recommendations made by the United Nations Human Rights Committee and the continuing impact on the Lubicon Cree

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Index Number: AMR 20/003/2010
Date Published: 17 March 2010
Categories: Canada

Twenty years ago, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled that Canada had violated the human rights of the Lubicon Cree, an Indigenous people in the province of Alberta. The ruling was based on evidence that Canada had failed to recognize and protect Lubicon rights to their lands and that intensive oil and gas development had devastated the Lubicon economy and way of life. Amnesty International is gravely concerned that 20 years later, the Lubicon Cree continue to suffer serious human rights violations.


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