Have your organization sign the letter requesting a hearing in front of
the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Please send the following:
Mr. Julian Berger
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNOG-OHCHR
CH-1211 Geneva 10,
Dear Mr. Berger:
At the 3rd Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2004), the following
recommendation was passed: “The Forum recommends that the Commission on
Human Rights appoint or designate a rapporteur to undertake a study on genocidal
practices and ethnocidal practices perpetuated on indigenous peoples, including
programmes for the sterilization of indigenous women and girls, the use of indigenous
communities as subjects of nuclear testing or for the storage of nuclear waste and as
subjects of testing of unapproved drugs on indigenous women, children and peoples.
(Report on Third Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues --May 2004;
Section B (1) - Indigenous women; recommendation #7; page 4)”
We call on you to implement this recommendation and to ensure that the genocidal
practice of forcing indigenous children to attend boarding/residential schools be
included within the scope of this study.
|Boarding School Healing Project