Friday, 1 April 2011

Reclaiming Canada’s role as leader on human rights

Filed under: gender,Human Rights,Indigenous Peoples,Middle East — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 08:15 PDT

In a report released today Getting Back On The “Rights” Track, Amnesty International outlines a human rights agenda for Canada. It provides a blueprint for leadership at home and a consistent and principled stand for Canada abroad that should be adopted by all politicians during the election campaign. And it must be implemented by those who win the election. The report covers human rights issues within Canada including Indigenous rights, women’s human rights and the need to protect the rights of Canadians abroad. And it calls for global leadership by Canada in areas such as maternal health, economic, social and cultural rights, and on rights in the Miiddle East.


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