Upholding international human rights standards is a fundamental responsibility of democratic nations. Canada has made commitments under international law to uphold specific human rights.

  • Browse or search the summaries of treaties and other instruments, including the extent of Canada’s participation.
  • Explore an overview of the structure of international humanitarian and human rights law.

Currently, there are summaries available of 17 treaties and other instruments.

We talked to Senator Marilou McPhedran about Canada’s Human Rights Commitments and other human rights topics to mark Human Rights Day 2018.

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