Human rights in the Americas need a Canadian boost

While Venezuela pulls out of the American Convention on Human Rights, now's the time for Canada to sign on.

OAS Photo: Juan Manuel Herrera
Claudette Dumont-Smith of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, NWAC's Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, and Sharon McIvor of the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action speak in March 2012 at an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women in BC. While the commission can hear some complaints against Canada, the country has not signed on to the American Convention on Human Rights.
René Provost
Published: Monday, 11/04/2013 8:16 pm EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 11/05/2013 10:48 am EST

With the world’s attention focused on Syria and the NSA, and Canada’s on the Charter of Quebec Values and the Senate, Venezuela in September formally withdrew from the American Convention on Human Rights.

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