Amnesty International Canada

Human Rights in the News: Feb 6-13, 2017


  1. Trudeau meets with Trump in Washington

  2. Amnesty International calls on Canadian leader to raise human rights, including executive orders suspending USA's refugee program and banning entry of nationals from 7 Muslim-majority countries. More than 10,000 people support the call in e-petition over the weekend.

  3. A "Human Slaughterhouse"

  4. Amnesty International report reveals up to 13,000 executed by hanging in Syria's Saydnaya Prison in a secret campaign of torture and extermination.

  5. Business and Human Rights

  6. President Donald Trump threatens to revoke resource industry human rights safeguards. Amnesty warns it threatens to unravel years of progress in ending the trade in conflict minerals.