Human rights agency backs call by U.N. racism committee to freeze construction projects pending consultation – Canadian Lawyer

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202024 Views

Human rights agency backs call by U.N. racism committee to freeze construction projects pending consultation

Amnesty International Canada is asking the governments of Canada, British Columbia and Alberta to listen to the call of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in order to uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples.

In an open letter addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier John Horgan of B.C. and Premier Jason Kenney of Alberta, Amnesty cited the Committee’s statement on Dec. 13 calling for the immediate halting and suspension of the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project, the Site C dam and the Coastal Gas Link pipeline, until free, prior and informed consent is secured from the concerned Indigenous communities, which include the Secwepemc people, the West Moberly and Prophet River Nations and the Wet’suwet’en people.

Read More: https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/practice-areas/indigenous/halt-construction-projects-on-indigenous-lands-amnesty-international-urges-canada/325370

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