Let's ensure Canada's human rights Ombudsperson is effective!
After more than a decade of calling on Canada to require greater transparency and accountability on the part of Canadian companies operating overseas, MCC joins our civil society colleagues and coalition partners in welcoming the government’s announcement to establish a human rights Ombudsperson. If properly implemented, this new position will help hold Canadian companies accountable for human rights violations overseas, provide remedy for victims of abuse, and prevent future harm for communities around the world.
Why support Bill C-262 UNDRIP Act?
After close to 30 years of negotiations, in 2007 the United Nations adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It is an International Human Rights instrument drafted with the input of Indigenous Peoples globally advocating for the recognition of their basic human rights.
No Way to Treat a Child
Every year, the Israeli military prosecutes hundreds of Palestinian children from the occupied West Bank in military courts. At any one time, more than 300 children – some as young as 12 years of age – are held in military detention. They are mostly charged with throwing stones.
Say No to Canada’s military intervention in Iraq
We all long to live in peace – without fear of war, violence and injustice. Sadly, this not the reality for many people and communities in Iraq and Syria. Years of political, ethnic, religious and economic grievances – often fueled by foreign military intervention – have forced millions of people from their homes, increased divisions between groups, and accelerated the rise of extremism in many pockets of the region.
50 years of occupation is enough
Everyone needs a home — where families are safe and secure, basic needs are met, where people can come and go freely and imagine a future. But that is not the reality for Palestinians — or even for some Israelis. Israel's military occupation of the Palestinian territories makes life insecure for both peoples.