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The Greens introduced a bill to set up a federal truth and justice commission on July 2. The bill was referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs for further review on July 4– triggering public comment and hearings, and thus a renewed public focus on...
California plans to spend up to $12 million on reparations legislation under a budget signed by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, marking a milestone in the state’s efforts to atone for a legacy of racism and discrimination against Black Californians. The reparations funding in the $297.9 billion budget...
As the Netherlands on July1 marked 161 years since the abolition of slavery with annual Ketikoti celebrations, activists have questioned the sincerity of apologies by Dutch authorities since the issue of reparations has not been addressed. "Ketikoti" is a Surinamese expression that means the "the...
A court in Peru has sentenced 10 retired soldiers for raping nine teenage girls and women during the country's armed conflict decades ago. The court said the systematic rapes constituted a crime against humanity. The soldiers were sentenced to between six and 12 years in jail. While rights groups...
Making a statement at the 56th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Core Group on Sri Lanka called on the government to "address the suffering caused by enforced disappearances" following a report by the UN High Commissioner. In their statement to the UN, the Core Group, made up of Canada...
At least seven people have been killed in unrest in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, local officials said on Saturday, after people took to the streets to protest against a surge in deadly attacks by suspected Islamist rebels. The Allied Democratic Forces, a rebel group...
Supporters of Myanmar’s imprisoned ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi carried out peaceful flower-themed protests marking her 79th birthday on June 19, some taking to the streets in defiance of the military government’s repression. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who led a decades-long struggle...
Dozens of Christians were tortured and killed en masse at a church in Nonsan by communist soldiers during the Korean War, South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission said on June 12. After two years of investigation into the case, the commission confirmed that 54 Christians, including 29...
A report published this week by a Native American-led nonprofit examines in detail the dispossession of $1.7 trillion worth of Indigenous homelands in Colorado by the state and the U.S. and the more than $546 million the state has reaped in mineral extraction from them. The report, shared first with...
Sudan is facing a famine that could become worse than any the world has seen since Ethiopia 40 years ago, U.S. officials have warned, as aid deliveries continue to be blocked by the warring armies but arms supplies to both sides continue to flow in. With much of the world’s attention focused on Gaza...