Andrea Caligiuri

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the Rediscovery of the Concept of 'Cultural Genocide'

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Keywords: Cultural Genocide; Ethnocide; Biological Genocide; Genocide Convention; Indigenous Peoples; Minority Rights

In its Final Report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada concluded that the resi- dential school system was a central element of a governmental policy, which can be described as 'cultural genocide' against First Nations. This paper aims to analyze the use of the concept of 'cultural genocide' in international law.

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