Tag Archives: Human rights

International Movement to Ban Cluster Bombs

Since the late 1990’s various human rights groups have fought to ban cluster bombs. In 2003 the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) was founded to end the harm caused by cluster munitions. Cluster munitions stand out as the weapon that posses the greatest danger to civilians in conflict since the use of landmines, which were banned […]

Canada finds Rwandan guilty of war crimes

In a landmark case against Desire Munyaneza, Canada joined a handful of countries that have prosecuted and subsequently convicted an individual on charges of crimes against humanity. Canada’s actions are justified under the legal clause known as “universal jurisdiction,” a concept that allows countries to prosecute crimes against humanity outside Canada’s borders.  The conviction of […]