UN group criticizes Canada over detainees, women, natives

posted on November 04, 2005 | in Category Canada | PermaLink

Original author: Norma Greenaway
Source: The Ottawa Citizen
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Date: November 04, 2005

A UN panel has rapped Canada for its use of security certificates to indefinitely detain non-Canadians on national security grounds in a blunt, albeit diplomatically worded report that also criticizes its treatment of aboriginals and women.

Canadian human rights groups cheered the report by the UN Committee on Human Rights as welcome ammunition in the campaign to get the attention of federal and provincial governments over gaps in their performance on human rights.

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