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United Nations Human Rights Council Review of Canada


On May 11 2018, the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review examined the strengths and weaknesses of Canada’s human rights performance. The draft report is now publicly available. The Working Group will finalize the review process summary  and will insert it into the report within the week. In the meantime, they have shared their list of 275 conclusions and/or recommendations put forward by country representatives. Many recommendations focus on protecting the rights of Indigenous peoples, especially children and families. The report references equal access, ceasing children apprehensions, and removing discriminatory practices.

See this specific list of recommendations below:

Canada made 10 commitments, which include strengthening intergovernmental collaboration and improving services delivered to Indigenous Peoples. Read the full list of commitments at the bottom of the report.