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Joint Statement on release of OHCHR-EHRC joint investigation, November 6, 2021

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We, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, would like to extend our gratitude to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for their joint effort to investigate allegations of human rights violations and abuses, and of serious violations of international humanitarian law and international refugee law, committed by parties to the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia between November 3, 2020, and June 28, 2021.


Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of International Development on release of investigation report on atrocities in the Tigray region in Ethiopia

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The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, today issued the following statement: “Canada is deeply concerned by the findings outlined in the joint report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on their investigation into human rights violations resulting from the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia."


Friends of Sudan Statement

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The Friends of Sudan call for the restoration of all transitional arrangements and institutions as defined in the Constitutional Document. Any attempts by the military to unilaterally modify these provisions and upend the critical civilian-military partnership are unacceptable.


Statement on International Religious Freedom Day

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The Government of Canada is firmly committed to the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief, both at home and around the world. This past July, Canada hosted 2 national Summits, on Islamophobia and Antisemitism, to hear the concerns of policymakers and community leaders, discuss ongoing challenges and commit to next steps.


Statement by Minister Garneau on Sudan

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The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Canada strongly condemns the unconstitutional seizure of the government by the military in Sudan.


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