John Humphrey, Canada and the 75th Anniversary of UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

November 1, 2023

In December 2023 — 75 years to the month after the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — a coalition of Indigenous leaders, human rights advocacy organizations and environmental defence groups from across the Americas turned a scrutinizing spotlight on Canada’s human rights record, particularly the country’s oversight of Canadian mining companies pursuing about a dozen resource-extraction projects in South America.