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
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."
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