New Poverty and Human Rights Centre Law Sheet

Do Canada's social programmes satisfy our obligations under human rights treaties to which Canada is a signatory? What have UN treaty bodies said regarding Canada's compliance with its international human rights treaty obligations, particularly in respect of government obligations to have and maintain adequate social programmes? In this new, succinct and readable publication, Human Rights Treaty Obligations: The Consensus on Canada (in PDF), the Poverty and Human Rights Centre documents the consensus of the UN treaty bodies in major areas affecting the lives of poor Canadians. Advocates and lawyers, working with international human rights law, will find this law sheet indispensable. Also, watch for more Law Sheets to come from the Poverty and Human Rights Centre, on poverty issues and Canada's obligations under international human rights law.