Homosexuality and other expressions of gender and sexual orientation remains one of the most divisive issues in international human rights. There has been progress toward achieving equality before the law in some countries, but even that progress is often marked by bitter social division and continued de facto inequality.
In her latest column for the Globe & Mail, Ms. Wente blasts the Occupy movement as architects of their own demise. She paints a picture of what she calls the “virtueocracy”, a generation of graduates who pursued degrees in sociology, environmental law, or (heaven forbid) human rights and are upset that there’s no work to be had.
With a solid majority government, the Tories now will be able to stack the committee hearings with their own witnesses, who will surely say that the registry is not useful, and punishes ordinary Canadians.
The decision to authorize the CIA to capture or kill a small number of high-value al-Qaeda targets was made after 9/11 by President Bush, and its justification has continued to this day.
This week, with some fanfare but little media coverage, a “universally recognized logo for human rights” has been selected out of some 15,000 submissions.
If and when Indonesia does ratify Convention 189, there should be little cause for celebration unless it is followed by (or ideally preceded by) meaningful integration into domestic legislation.
It was a privilege to see the man speak, and it was a privilege to have him make such an impact on our country.