June 19, 2012

RT: Anti-Protest Law Lands Canada on UN Human Rights Watch List (OT)

Posted in Democracy for All!, Human Rights Violations, Justice, Leadership, Speak out!, Taken Too Far tagged , , , , , at 1:05 pm by CrystalineGoddess

Posted on June 18, 2012

Published: 18 June, 2012, 09:49

AFP Photo / Stan Honda

AFP Photo / Stan Honda

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is set to criticize Canada for the controversial law passed by the province of Quebec to clamp down on student tuition protests.

Navi Pillay, the United Nations’ highest human rights official, is expected to lash out at the country, seen as one of the freest in the world, in a Monday address to the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council, reports the Geneva-based monitoring group UN Watch, which obtained an advance copy of her speech.

“Moves to restrict freedom of assembly continue to alarm me, as is the case in the province of Quebec in Canada in the context of students’ protests,” the commissioner is to say.

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