Canada failed to protect aboriginal women: U.N. committee

March 6, 2015 8:38 PM

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada has committed a "grave violation" of aboriginal women's rights by failing to adequately investigate their numerous disappearances and murders, a United Nations committee said in a report on Friday.

The U.N.'s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women said the Canadian police and justice system failed to effectively protect Aboriginal women and hold perpetrators to account.

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