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South Island Aboriginal and First Nations issues and discussion
Posted 30 September 2021 - 07:54 PM
Posted 16 November 2021 - 08:11 AM
A lawyer who was part of a group lobbying the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Canada and the Catholic Church over the residential school system says they’ve been turned down.
“The ICC prosecutor declined to open a preliminary investigation,” says Andrew Phypers, one of a dozen lawyers who wrote the ICC requesting an investigation. “Part of their reasoning was that they felt they were prevented as the deaths occurred before Canada ratified the crimes against humanity law.”
In June, the lawyers from Canada put a request to the ICC for an investigation saying Canada and its police force can’t be left to investigate these crimes.
Brendan Miller, a Calgary lawyer, told APTN News in June the investigation has to be done by an agency outside of Canada.
“The fact is, the government of Canada, including the RCMP and including the Vatican, including the churches, all have an invested interest in the truth not coming out,” said Miller.
The lawyers filed the request, pro bono, following an announcement in May from the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Nation that it found what are believed to be 215 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school.
Posted 16 November 2021 - 08:53 AM
^ So the next step is for the Feds to apply to recover legal costs?!
Posted 16 November 2021 - 12:30 PM
Not that I have anything against using the 'original' place names for locations, but until places come with pronounceable aboriginal names, I'll be sticking with the good old anglicizations: Belcarra, Squamish, Esquimalt, and so on...
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