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Commission to Investigate Abuses Against Australia’s First Nations

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A woman holds an Indigenous Lives Matter placard during a Black Lives Matter rally on June 6, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. © 2020 Speed Media/Icon Sportswire via AP Images. This week the Australian state of Victoria announced the creation of a truth and justice commission to investigate two centuries of violence, abuse, and discrimination against Australia’s First Nations people. It is the first formal “truth-telling” process in Australia’s history and marks important recognition of the direct and ongoing effects of colonization on Indigenous peoples. The Truth…


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