UN HAS FOUND CANADA, TO BE COMPLICIT, IN TORTURE.
The Canadian delegation, to the United Nations, has also asked the UN's Committee Against Torture, to "Consider Ottawa's "generous" donations, to the United Nations and Canada's "exemplary record of promoting and protecting freedom".
To Which the UN has also responded that:
Canada should not rely on “diplomatic assurances and monitoring arrangements” with its allies to reduce the risk of torture in foreign jails, Mr. Grossman said.
I have to wonder which human right organizations, has also made up the delegation, to the United Nations, in regards to that?. I can also think of a few of them whose position, on Canada's human rights record, would also mimic that statement, to the very last word or letter. Amnesty International, is the first to come to mind, here. But there are also others, such as Human Rights Watch and Transparency International, to name a few.
“But it’s not such a burden to comply, and we need to treat everybody in the same way.”
Claudio Grossman, a legal scholar, who heads the UN Committee Against Torture, said he also rejects Ottawa’s position, that human-rights treaties, generate too much paperwork and should not apply to the broad range of issues, reviewed, by the committee in Geneva.
I was in the room, and I found the tone and tenor quite surprising,” said Alex Neve, secretary-general of Amnesty International Canada. “That’s not common from a Western country.”
Ezat Mossallanejad, a policy analyst with the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, said some Canadians may bridle at the notion of UN experts making policy recommendations, but that ultimately it strengthens the international system.