WHY HAS CANADA, NOT RATIFIED, THE OAS TREATY ON HUMAN RIGHTS?.
For the purpose of this article, can anyone also consider, why Canada as a country, which is a part of the Organization of the American States, would also not adopt those measures?. Why has Canada consistently, refused, to ratify this particular treaty with the OAS?.a. to ensure that any person claiming such remedy shall have his rights determined by the competent authority provided for by the legal system of the state;b. to develop the possibilities of judicial remedy; andc. to ensure that the competent authorities shall enforce such remedies when granted.
The following are the only treaties that Canada, as a state, as ratified with the OAS; Convention of the Nationality of Women; Inter-American Convention on the Granting of Political rights to Women; and Inter-American Convention on the Granting of Civil Rights to Women. According to the government of Canada website, Canadian Heritage. Missing from those treaties, is the most important one. The American convention on Human Rights.
Back in May of 2003, there was a Standing Committee on Human Rights, chaired by Shirley Maheu, before the Canadian Parliament, which also tried to get Canada to adhere to the OAS treaty, on the American Convention on Human Rights. That was also not successful. And it has never been implemented, or ratified since. Which also left the subject of human rights abuse and, the violation of this particular treaty, with the OAS and also by Canada, an open subject for discussion AND also implementation.
My own conversations, with the American Court of Human Rights, which according to its court staff, also appear to be powerless, in making this country own up to its actions, in regards to its disregard for human rights, very difficult to prosecute, or deal with. The inter-American Court of Human Rights will also hear the cases that are brought before it, from the IACHR. And Canada is usually, not one of those states, within the Organization of American States, which can be penalized for its actions. This also left victims of human rights abuse, by Canada, such as myself, as a Blogger, and who is also currently facing persecution, by the Canadian police, also vulnerable, to more attacks coming from the state.
Still, this is also not a dead end. The IACHR, as part of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and also the OAS, does have some broad powers, to enact specific measures against Canada and other states, under the OAS, which are brought before the IACHR, by petitioners, in order to protect their human rights.
Petitioners, can also request the following actions to be taken against Canada, by the IACHR;
Precautionary Measures and also urgent requests. Urgent requests, requiring the immediate intervention, of the IACHR, in order to protect the life and security of individuals, are also dealt with according to its own procedures, expeditiously. That means that most of the formalities, will also be put aside temporarily, and the state may be contacted, directly, whether through a telephone call, email, regular mail, or by fax, in regards to the request of the petitioner, as far as the IACHR is concerned. By contrast, the regular request to the IACHR to take precautionary measures, that are not considered urgent, will be also dealt with in is usual manner. Since July of 2015, persons can now file a petition online, and can also view later on the progress of their petitions, with the IACHR.
My own petition against Canada, with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, (IACHR), was also back in 2010. I now have a new petition, that I will also be filing with the IACHR and also requesting that urgent actions be taken on my behalf, to stop the ongoing abuse of my human rights, by the Canadian authorities. Including the courts and the police.
The following information are to the IACHR's website and also the direct links, to making a petition online, if you are facing human rights abuse, by the Canadian government, in any form.