Today’s blog examines the UN’s explicit call for Canada, Iran and others to cease fueling the deadly Yemeni conflict through arms transfers. Then we examine shocking DND plans to potentially partner with Israel in the production of armed drones even as that country is using these weapons for manifestly illegal purposes.
We call on the Canadian government to re-invigorate dialogue with Iran, prioritize support for the INF Treaty and ensure prompt accession to the global Arms Trade Treaty.
Five key civil society organizations deliver new written and oral briefings to Senators on the key legislative changes needed to bring Canada into compliance with global arms trade standards.
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Senate Human Rights Committee makes a series of innovative recommendations to ensure that Canada will not compromise human security for commercial interests.
Civil society prepares for Senate hearings to improve draft legislation on Canada’s accession to the Arms Trade Treaty, domestic gun control, and national security oversight.