Archive » Tag: International Human Rights Law

The July RI Roundup: Israeli housing demolitions, defining anti-semitism, banning waste exports and Canada’s misguided Venezuela policy.

July 29, 2019

This week’s Rideau Institute blog contrasts the virtual silence of Canada despite a global outcry against Israel demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, developments relating to a definition of anti-semitism that does not undermine legitimate criticism of Israel, Canada’s continuing opposition to a UN ban on the export of wastes in developing countries and a new article on Canada’s misguided Venezuelan policy.

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Senate report chooses human rights over weapons exports

September 10, 2018

On 4 September the Rideauinstitute.ca blog discussed key pieces of legislation upcoming in the Senate, including in particular Bill C-47, on Canada’s arms export policy, and highlighted the key role that civil society can and must play in strengthening it. For this vital effort, civil society has received an enormous boost in the form of the June […]

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Canada at a crossroads with its arms export policy

May 28, 2018

Professor Paul Rogers of Bradford University focuses his latest commentary on the power and pervasiveness of the “military-industrial-academic-bureaucratic complex”: At the core of the complex is a largely self-sustaining system demonstrating a high degree of integration between manufacturers, the military and political leaderships, all benefiting from security policies predicated on the potential and actual use […]

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We cannot keep ignoring the endless occupation of Palestine

May 2, 2018

A capacity crowd attended the Rights under Endless Occupation: Israel/Palestine Discussion at Knox Presbyterian Church on Thursday evening, 26 April 2018. In her introduction, Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason stated: This discussion is particularly timely, taking place as it is against a backdrop of the continued use of firearms, including live ammunition, by Israeli security forces against mostly […]

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