Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

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The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) (1987–1991) studied and reported on the high level of deaths of Aboriginal people whilst in custody after being arrested or convicted of committing crimes. This included suicide, natural causes, medical conditions and injuries caused by police. See the article on the wider issue of Aboriginal deaths in custody for more information.[citation needed] In 1990, Aboriginal activist Ruby Hammond was appointed Head of the Aboriginal Issues Unit for Commission.[1]

Former Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales Hal Wootten was a commission for the RCIADIC.[2]

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  1. ^ Buti (1999). "International law obligations to provide reparations for human rights abuses". Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law 6 (4). 
  2. ^ Swan, Jonathan (14 November 2012). "Wootten warns of unrealistic hopes for finding closure". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 

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