Saturday, July 25, 2015

UN Human Rights Committee Slams Canada's Record On Women

The UN human rights committee is accusing the Canadian government of failing to act on missing and murdered aboriginal women, violence against women generally, and numerous other matters, ranging from refugees to Bill C-51, the new anti-terror law. The UN's first report card on Canada in 10 years was released Thursday, and measures whether the country has met its human rights obligations. At least 26 human rights organizations, including the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Amnesty International Canada and Human Rights Watch, submitted their own separate reports to the 18-member independent committee on the various issues. Overall, the report took exception to Canada's failure to set up a way to implement some of the committee's recommendations. "It should take all necessary measures to establish mechanisms and appropriate procedures to give full effect to the committee's views so as to guarantee an effective remedy when there has been a violation of the covenant," the report said.

More:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/un-human-rights-committee-slams-canada-s-record-on-women-1.3164650

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