Today’s blog post looks at some important steps forward in the Yemeni peace process, French activism against selling arms to the Saudis and some hard-hitting questions for those who support the US-led effort to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
It’s not too soon to start thinking about the upcoming federal election. We are working hard to ensure there will be vigorous debate of Canada’s new arms export policy, the lack of leadership on nuclear disarmament and the need to do much, much more in support of UN peacekeeping.
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.
We can make a real difference. Stopping our military exports will impede Saudi Arabia’s military capacity to continue to wreak havoc in Yemen. It would also be a powerful, tangible, positive demonstration of support for human rights and the rule of law, at a time when they are under global attack.
Senate Human Rights Committee makes a series of innovative recommendations to ensure that Canada will not compromise human security for commercial interests.
Canadians must demand that our government end its shameful silence in the face of widespread ill-treatment and torture endured by Palestinian children arrested by Israeli forces.