research product . 2019

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

Guematcha, Emmanuel;
Open Access
  • Published: 04 Jun 2019
  • Publisher: Scholarship@Western
  • Country: Canada
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 evol...
free text keywords: genocide, cultural genocide, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, international law, truth commissions, Canada, Guatemala, International Law, Politics and Social Change, Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance
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