Canada and the United Nations human rights system

Learn how Canada reports to the UN on the treaties we have ratified, to account for actions within our country and pinpoint areas for improvement.


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About Canada and the United Nations human rights system

An overview of how Canada works with the United Nations to ensure the human rights of all individuals within Canada and around the world.

Canada's performance and reporting to the United Nations

How Canada is assessed on the fulfillment of its human rights obligations and commitments.

Reports on United Nations human rights treaties

Periodic reports on how Canada implements seven principal human rights treaties.

Universal Periodic Review

The important role of this global human rights mechanism that examines the human rights situation of all United Nations member states.

Human rights treaties

An outline of the seven principal UN human rights treaties that Canada has ratified.

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