Who knew? The Charter of Rights and Freedoms is Canada’s approach to meeting standards set by the UN. Someday, maybe we’ll get there.
DWE’s suggestion for a great website ad campaign:
Who Needs A Charter When You’ve Got A Declaration?
[Miramichi Leader] A new, interactive website has been established to encourage young Canadians to learn more about human rights. The website was developed in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Targeted to Canadians aged 18 to 35, the website was developed by the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA), in collaboration with TakingITGlobal and the John Peters Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights. CASHRA is the national association of Canada’s government agencies charged with administering federal, provincial and territorial human rights legislation.
From the website:
The Declaration has become the heart of international law and has led to the development of a rich body of human rights instruments and treaties around the world, both internationally and domestically. There are more than 80 international treaties that build upon the basic principles set out in the Universal Declaration. In Canada, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms represents our country’s approach to implementing the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration.