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Canada: UN experts concerned about increased risk of racial profiling and discrimination

After considering Canada’s report on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) expressed concerns about the heightened risks of racial profiling and racial or ethnic discrimination in the context of increased national security measures. The Committee also expressed concerns about the use of “security certificates” under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which provides for indefinite detention without charge or trial of non-nationals suspected of terrorism-related activities.

Concluding Observations