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Joint statement of Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands regarding the Gambia’s action to address accountability in Myanmar

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Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands welcome the Gambia’s application before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Myanmar on the alleged violation of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Genocide Convention). In order to uphold international accountability and prevent impunity, Canada and the Netherlands hereby express their intention to jointly explore all options to support and assist the Gambia in these efforts.

Statement on International Anti-Corruption Day

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“Corruption undermines public trust and the rule of law, disproportionately affects women and vulnerable populations, contributes to inequality and breeds organized crime. It is the greatest obstacle to economic and social development, and it decays the fabric of society.”

Canada condemns escalating violence in Iraq

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Canada strongly condemns the escalating violence in Iraq, which has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of protestors and injured thousands more. We urge all parties to exercise restraint and refrain from violence.

Canada welcomes ban of Novichoks under Chemical Weapons Convention

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“Today, signatories to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) took a strong stance for a safer world when they agreed unanimously to add Novichoks to the list of chemicals banned by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).”

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