The undersigned Tribal and First Nations submitted a petition to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to urge the Committee to examine the Government of Canada’s compliance with its obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
The Convention requires Canada to prevent and rectify discriminatory practices direct and indirect – committed by Canadian corporations at home and abroad.
Previous UPR Filing – Line 5
Representatives of fifty-one Tribal and First Nations located in what is now the United States and Canada submitted a report to the United Nations Human Rights Council calling on the Government of Canada to stop violating the human rights of Indigenous peoples through its support for Enbridge’s Line 5 crude oil pipeline. The groups submitted the report for consideration under Canada’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR). As a U.N. member state, Canada’s human rights record is periodically scrutinized by U.N. member States through the UPR at the Human Rights Council. Canada will be reviewed during the 44th session of the UPR Working Group, which will take place from November 6 through 17 this year, and it will be Canada’s fourth review.