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Genocide Against Indigenous Peoples: The Experiences of the Truth Commissions of Canada and Guatemala

Abstract : The truth commission of Guatemala stated that a genocide was committed against Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala. The truth commission of Canada concluded that a cultural genocide was committed against Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. The article questions the contribution of the truth commissions of Guatemala and Canada to the recognition of a genocide. Their contribution is analyzed in two areas. The article argues that the work of the two truth commissions shows that the context of a country and the perception of the crime influence the findings on genocide. It also states that the work of the two truth commissions on genocide is part of a movement towards an evolution of the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention.
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Emmanuel Guematcha. Genocide Against Indigenous Peoples: The Experiences of the Truth Commissions of Canada and Guatemala. International Indigenous Policy Journal, 2019, 10 (2), pp.1-23. ⟨10.18584/iipj.2019.10.2.6⟩. ⟨hal-02955136⟩

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