The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) has been successful in advancing justice and accountability for the people of Guatemala, and in fighting against impunity for crimes. Canada is deeply disappointed with the Guatemalan government’s announcement that it will unilaterally terminate its agreement with the United Nations and the mandate of the CICIG. Canada has been a strong supporter of Guatemala’s efforts to fight corruption and impunity, including through the CICIG and the work of Guatemala’s public ministry.
Today, Nicolás Maduro’s regime loses any remaining appearance of legitimacy. Having seized power through fraudulent and anti-democratic elections held on May 20, 2018, the Maduro regime is now fully entrenched as a dictatorship. The suffering of Venezuelans will only worsen should he continue to illegitimately cling to power.
Canada is deeply saddened by the tragedy caused by the Sunda Strait tsunami in Indonesia. We offer our sincerest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and wish a swift recovery to those injured.
“The special rapporteur’s fact-finding report confirms that severe human rights violations continue in the Chechen Republic, including against LGBTQ individuals. The testimonies and accounts of torture—and worse—are harrowing and deplorable.”
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement welcoming the results of the plenary vote, at the 56th meeting of the UN General Assembly, on the resolution on human rights in Iran