Canada’s dedication to human rights has been a symbol of pride for many Canadians. Yet on a national front, noble efforts have greatly masked Canada’s poor commitment to protecting the basic rights of its own First Nations peoples.
Author: Amanda Beerworth Gervais
Reconstruction in Afghanistan: Looking Beyond 2014
With NATO announcing its intention of handing over security to Afghanistan’s national forces by the end of 2014, new attention needs to be given to the efficiency of Afghanistan’s institutions.
Turkey and the PKK
Despite Turkey’s advocacy for democracy in the region, its human rights record has been tarnished since Ankara escalated its conflict with the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) in 2011. Last month the PKK and Turkish army were involved in an intense confrontation.
Egypt: the Devil is in the Details
Now that the Muslim Brotherhood has won the Egyptian presidential election will the Islamic organization full fill its promises to bring the nation towards democracy? If so, it must first clarify its stance on the rights of women and Christians in the country.
Sex, Security, and Democracy in Afghanistan
Afghanistan was at the top of the agenda when world leaders met this month at NATO’s Chicago summit. Important issues, including a timetable for troop withdrawal and the Alliance’s post-2014 support and training role, were agreed upon. The second focus of the discussion on Afghanistan was on human rights, democracy, and the rule of law—with the Read More…
Is NATO Passing the Buck? An Overdue Investigation
Human rights groups are holding NATO accountable for 72 reported civilian casualties in Libya and have urged for an investigation into the causes of the deaths.