MEDIA ADVISORY: Amnesty International calls for action on human rights ahead of North American Leaders’ Summit
June 24, 2016 - Ahead of the North American Leaders’ Summit, Amnesty International has called for the leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico to adopt a robust human rights agenda in an Open Letter outlining continental human rights recommendations. At a press conference on June 27th, the heads of Amnesty International Canada, Mexico and United States will call for action on the concerns outlined in the Open Letter, including:
- Migrant and refugee rights, particularly the practice in all three countries of holding migrant and refugee children in detention facilities; and
- Violence and discrimination against Women and Girls, particularly Indigenous women and girls.
Other recommendations deal with the Inter-American human rights system, Trade and Investment, Indigenous peoples, national and public security, climate change and human rights defenders.
Event: Press conference
Speakers: Margaret Huang, Interim Executive Director, Amnesty International USA
Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada
Perseo Quiroz, Executive Director, Amnesty International Mexico
Date: Monday, June 27, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. ET
Location: Charles Lynch Room, Centre Block, 111 Wellington Street, Ottawa.
***IMPORTANT NOTE: For media who are not members of the Canadian Press Gallery, please contact Marc Fortier, Canadian Press Gallery, in advance to request accreditation to attend the press conference: Marc.Fortier@parl.gc.ca
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