UN To Investigate Canada’s “Woeful” Human Rights Record

[NUPGE] The 340,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is urging the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) to take into account serious, long-standing violations of Canadian workers’ basic rights as it begins an assessment of Canada’s human rights record.

The HRC is responsible for promoting universal respect for the protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all. One of the key elements of the council’s work is to review every member country of the UN to ensure they are fulfilling human rights obligations and commitments. In February 2009 the council will be assessing Canada’s woeful record. 


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