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.

Not sure where to start? Watch an overview here.


You can also see a discussion with Senator Marilou McPhedran about Canada’s Human Rights Commitments and other human rights topics from a webinar to mark Human Rights Day 2018.