France, Australia to help bring home Aboriginal remains held in French public collections

20 Nov 2014 11:14 AM | Anonymous

France, Australia to help bring home Aboriginal remains held in French public collections

 

CANBERRA (AFP).- France and Australia agreed Wednesday to work together to help repatriate the remains of Aboriginal people held in French public collections.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and French President Francois Hollande said their nations would open a consultation on how to return the human remains.

The process would "respect the sensitivities and values of the two countries and consider the requests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as well as the specific framework of the French legal system," they said in a joint statement

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