International Law

Too often, international law takes a back seat to political interests. To create a fair international order based on the rule of law, we must remove loopholes and exceptions that prevent international law from being properly applied across borders.

Canada should:

  • Adopt legislation conferring on Canadian Courts universal jurisdiction for prosecuting war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  • Eliminate any requirement of cabinet-level approval for prosecution of war crimes or crimes against humanity.
  • Amend Canada's human rights and environmental laws, so that the victims of human rights abuses by foreign subsidiaries of Canadian companies are guaranteed the right to sue the Canadian parent companies in Canadian courts.

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