Amnesty International Canada

Human Rights in the News: Nov 14-21, 2016


  1. Human Rights in the United States

  2. OpEd by Salil Shetty calls for a rise above division to defend human rights around the world in era of Trump

  3. Mohamed Fahmy Book Launch

  4. Book recounts his imprisonment in Iran and calls on Canada to adopt the Protection Charter he drafted with Amnesty International to provide better protections for Canadians abroad (also a surprise reunion with a former cell mate).

  5. Fight for Future of the International Criminal Court

  6. Parties to the Rome Statute establishing the ICC met in the Hague after a spate of drop-outs and a Russian withdrawal. Amnesty International calls on world leaders to strengthen the ICC, which is the only route to justice for millions of victims.

  7. CEDAW calls for Action on Indigenous Women's Rights as Val D'Or investigation results in no charges for police

  8. The UN Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women calls for action on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls, the same day police in Val D'Or announce no charges related to 28 complaints received