While international mechanisms are increasingly recognizing the human rights to water and sanitation, states must take action too. Concerns about the human rights to water and sanitation (HRWS) under international law have gained increasing attention in recent years. In Canada, ongoing water … [Read more...]
NAFTA vs. CUSMA: Is Canada’s water a good or a right?
The impact of the new CUSMA on Canada's water, as compared to NAFTA's provisions, remains to be seen. While Canada has 20% of the world’s freshwater, less than half of this freshwater (7%) is renewable. The world, including our American neighbours, is struggling with water crises in many places. As … [Read more...]
A Circumpolar Inuit Declaration on Sovereignty in the Arctic
We, the Inuit of Inuit Nunaat, declare as follows: 1. Inuit and the Arctic 1.1 Inuit live in the Arctic. Inuit live in the vast, circumpolar region of land, sea and ice known as the Arctic. We depend on the marine and terrestrial plants and animals supported by the coastal zones of the Arctic … [Read more...]
Mitigating Children’s Involvement in Maritime Piracy
Observations by the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative Introduction Recently, the Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre (CFMWC) had the honour of hosting the prestigious Multilateral XII Wargame, an annual event that convenes representatives from eight of the western hemisphere’s … [Read more...]