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Reem Bahdi | The rule of law and justice, as minister Chrystia Freeland has stated on many occasions, is not a "smorgasbord" from which one can pick and choose. The same applies to Palestinian human rights.
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Secretary-General António Guterres during inaugural meeting of the High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement in Hôtel Royal in Geneva, February 25, 2020. Image: UN Geneva/Flickr
Penney Kome | Seventy countries have heeded the UN secretary-general's call to come together to fight COVID-19. If we can give up war during a pandemic, why can't we give it up permanently?
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Alberta Minister of Energy Sonya Savage. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | The United Conservative Party has a lot of time for the rule of law -- but only when the law lets it enforce its own rules.
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David Heap | The Liberals' ongoing bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council provides an opportunity to send a message to whoever forms the next federal government.
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Karl Nerenberg | Passions fly high as House debates UN’s climate change report, with Green Party leader Elizabeth May telling government: ‘We need to do twice as much.’
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David Suzuki | Listening to these politicians could lead people to think global warming isn't an urgent challenge or that the science and its well-known, already observable effects are up for debate.
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Yves Engler | If we claim to be the "doctors without borders" of international relations, shouldn't Canada swear to "first do no harm" like MDs before beginning practice?
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An installation on violence against women in Mexico City, 2018
Doreen Nicoll | By not distinguishing this form of torture in the Criminal Code, society diminishes the human rights violations survivors have endured and keeps women and girls silent, powerless, and invisible.
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Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson present brief to UN. Image: Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland—Colchester, Nova Scotia
Penney Kome | Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson lobby for UN Committee on Torture to recognize sexualized violence as a form of torture.
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U.S. UN ambassador Nikki Haley
Yves Engler | Since taking office the Trudeau government has repeatedly isolated Canada with the U.S., Israel, and a few tiny Pacific island states in voting against UN resolutions upholding Palestinian rights.
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Nuclear test in Nevada in 1953. Image: National Nuclear Security Administration/Wikimedia
Dennis Gruending | The Trudeau government claims to support abolition of nuclear weapons ban but voted against just such a treaty at the UN.
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Karl Nerenberg | Every year the UN's population agency reports on the world's population. This year's report focuses on the connection between poverty and lack of access to reproductive services.