News from Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement that helps
protect individuals and communities around the world by mobilizing public pressure to prevent human rights abuses from taking place.
Amnesty International is concerned that the initiative to track down thirty people accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity who are believed to be residing in Canada does not conform to Canada's obligations with respect to human rights and international justice.
Date November 10, 2010
Time 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Bennett Lecture Hall, Flavelle House, 78 Queen's Park Crescent West (just south of Museum Subway station)
Panelists will discuss the impacts of Bill C-49 on refugee claimants and reflect on Canada's international obligations towards refugees, past, present and future.
Amnesty International is concerned that Canada's Bill C-49 falls far short of international human rights and refugee protection obligations and is urging action to defeat it.
In a news release, Amnesty International expressed their concern that important rights associated with peaceful protest have suffered considerably in the city over the weekend.
Amnesty International's concerns about Bill C-11 include the "designated country" list, timelines, and changes to the humanitarian and compassionate applications.