ICJ submission on the Universal Periodic Review of Canada

The ICJ has brought to the attention of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism issues concerning the activity of the Canadian business sector and its implications for human rights, as well as other key issues to be addressed in the review of Canada’s compliance with international human rights.

From 22 April to 3 May 2013, the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the UPR will consider the situation of human rights in Canada. Ahead of the Working Group’s review, the ICJ has made a submission in which it has made suggested recommendations concerning:

  • Activities of the business sector and their implication for human rights as this relates to the mining sector and the recent Bill to impose guidelines on responsible and human rights compliant behaviour for Canadian mining, gas and oil companies operating overseas;
  • Use and exportation of asbestos to other States; and
  • Canada’s engagement with international human rights instruments and mechanisms.

Canada-UPR16-StakeholderSubmission-legal submission (2012) (download full submission in PDF)

Canada-UPR16-AdvocacyNote-NonLegalSubmission-2013 (download advocacy note in PDF)

Canada-UPR16-ComparisonChart-NonLegalSubmission-2013 (download comparison with first cycle UPR of Canada)

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