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Americas Justice Systems

Canada: Criminalization and prosecution of rape in Canada: Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Amnesty International presents the attached responses to the questionnaire on criminalization and prosecution of rape in Canada. This submission has been prepared in response to the call for contributions issued by the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and...
Americas Children

Canada: Ending immigration detention of children in Canada and seeking adequate reception and care for them- Amnesty International submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants

Amnesty International opposes the detention of all children – whether accompanied or unaccompanied, whether migrants or asylum-seekers – solely for migration-related purposes, since such detention can never be in the child’s best interests. Amnesty International takes the position that a...
Americas Discrimination

Canada: Submission to United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women – List of Issues Prior to Reporting in November 2019

In this submission, Amnesty International sets out its concerns about the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Convention) by Canada, including (i) the implementation of Canada’s international human rights obligations; (ii) violence...