Archive » Tag: Rome Statute

Crime of aggression can now be prosecuted by ICC

July 23, 2018

In a July 17th statement, on the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, Chrystia Freeland, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, praised Canada’s role in establishing the International Criminal Court: The ICC plays a pivotal role in obtaining justice for victims of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression.  We thank the numerous Canadians who pushed for […]

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Major amendments needed to Canada’s Arms Trade Treaty legislation

October 30, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: DEEPLY FLAWED ARMS TRADE BILL MUST BE AMENDED TO STOP CANADIAN WEAPONS FALLING INTO HANDS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSERS GROUPS WARN Bill C-47  IS INCOMPLETE AND DOES NOT COVER THE MAJORITY OF CANADIAN ARMS EXPORTS Canada’s welcome commitment to accede to the global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) risks being fundamentally undermined by troubling shortcomings […]

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Trudeau must have the courage of his convictions

November 17, 2015

Despite Paris’ misery, Trudeau mustn’t fall into Harper’s old traps (Michael Harris, iPolitics, 15 November 2015). In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris, the Canadian neocons are out in full force, baying for Prime Minister Trudeau to renege on his promise to withdraw Canada from the bombing mission in Iraq and Syria. But […]

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