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Traditional aboriginal dancers perform a ceremony, Sydney, Australia, Jan. 26, 2016 (AP photo by Rob Griffith).

Australia’s Indigenous Peoples Fight for Constitutional Recognition

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the legal status and socio-economic conditions of indigenous peoples in a range of countries.

In July, footage was made public of guards at a juvenile detention center in Australia’s Northern Territory using hoods, restraints and tear gas on aboriginal children, in what could be a violation of the U.N. treaty barring torture. In an email interview, Libby Porter, a principal research fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne, discusses indigenous rights in Australia. ...

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