Human rights hit

New York-based Human Rights Watch has said Canada's human rights reputation has taken a hit of late. The Canadian Press reported that Phil Robinson, the deputy director of the organization's Asia division, accused Canada of being notably silent on some key issues across Asia including human rights promotion in Myanmar and North Korea. Mr. Robertson also called on Canada to bring human rights to the G8 agenda when meetings begin in Toronto on June 25.

Published: Wednesday, 06/09/2010 12:00 am EDT

New York-based Human Rights Watch has said Canada's human rights reputation has taken a hit of late. The Canadian Press reported that Phil Robinson, the deputy director of the organization's Asia division, accused Canada of being notably silent on some key issues across Asia including human rights promotion in Myanmar and North Korea. Mr. Robertson also called on Canada to bring human rights to the G8 agenda when meetings begin in Toronto on June 25.

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