Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Amnesty International Presents Its Federal Election Wishlist

As its contribution to the federal election debate, the Canadian section of the international human rights organization Amnesty International today released a new report entitled Strengthening our Commitment: A Human Rights Agenda for Canada.

The group says it wants to draw the attention of candidates to crucial national and international human rights challenges that it claims Canada has not been doing enough to meet. The report outlines 10 areas in which it says Canada has been falling behind:
  • Human rights and national security laws
  • Human rights in Canadian foreign policy
  • Canada on the world stage
  • The rights of Indigenous peoples
  • Women’s human rights
  • Refugee protection
  • The death penalty
  • The use of tasers
  • Business and human rights
  • Addressing poverty
I will try to find other election-related resources that relate to legal issues or library issues. A few days ago, I posted about the Canadian Library Association Federal Election Kit (Sept. 21, 2008) and CBC Radio Presents Canada's Digital Wish List (September 22, 2008) .

I haven't seen anything yet from bar associations.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 9:30 pm


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