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Discrimination against visual minorities, Roma, migrants and indigenous peoples: Russia’s record before the United Nations

Russia’s record of racial discrimination is up for review by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. On Thursday 14th and Friday 15th January, the Committee will hear Russian officials and engage in a dialogue to monitor the Russian Federation’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Discrimination against visual minorities, Roma, migrants and indigenous peoples: Russia's record before the United Nations

Canada's aboriginal well-being efforts 'insufficient,' UN envoy says

Canada has made "notable efforts" to improve the social and economic well-being of indigenous people, but needs to do much more to improve their overall living conditions, says a report by a United Nations human rights envoy.

"There are daunting challenges and in many respects… there is a crisis among aboriginal communities in terms of their basic necessities," said James Anaya, the UN's special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, in an interview with CBC News on Monday.

Russia Proposes Anti-Nazi Resolution to UN

Russia and a group of other countries has submitted a draft resolution to a UN committee condemning the glorification of Nazism. The draft put forward Tuesday is aimed at condemning “modern forms of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia.” Russia’s UN representative Grigory Lukyantsev said the resolution is aimed at addressing “concern over the escalation of extreme groups, like neo-Nazi and skinheads using violence.” If approved at committee level, the resolution will be submitted for a vote at the UN General Assembly.

Attawapiskat leader threatens civil disobedience

A regional chief who represents Attawapiskat says that a number of his counterparts in other First Nations are prepared to engage in civil disobedience over Ottawa's handling of a housing crisis in the northern Ontario community.

"There's people who are ready to stand up and be counted... to stand up and do civil disobedience so that we are heard," Stan Louttit told Evan Solomon on CBC-TV's Power & Politics.

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