UN Human Rights Committee criticizes Harper government | rabble.ca

Posted: August 11, 2015 in Canadian Politics

Photo: flickr/ Stephen Harper

On July 20, 2015 the United Nations Human Rights Committee, in its seven-page Concluding Observations Report, adopted a number of critical observations of Canada’s human right practices, treatment of Indigenous people and criticized Harper’s policies on immigration and treatment of refugees. The Report was termed “A wake up call” on Canada’s human rights performance.

The Committee composed of 17 International Experts conducted the first review of Canada’s human rights record in nearly a decade. The committee heard representations from the Canadian government and also from Canadian non-governmental organizations like Amnesty International and the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. They had to review thousands of pages of documentation.

Overall, the Harper Conservative government was subjected to severe criticism over its short comings…

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