Our work in Canada would not be possible without work undertaken at the international level. Amnesty Canada supports many international projects in addition to the work undertaken in Canada. Below you will find descriptions of the projects being funded in whole, or in part, by donations made to Amnesty Canada in 2018.
The project aims to secure emblematic investigations and/or prosecutions of multinational companies for corporate crimes, and to increase the willingness of investigators and prosecutors to pursue corporate crimes by companies operating in multiple jurisdictions.
We will work to build a strong solidarity movement and action network across the continent to hold governments in the region to account. Amnesty will be able to reinforce the work of national human rights organizations, since we are less vulnerable to threats and de-legitimization by government.
We are currently in the midst of an unprecedented refugee and internally displaced person (IDP) crisis. The number of people forced to flee their homes across the world has reached nearly 60 million for the first time since the Second World War with 4.8 million refugees just from the Syrian conflict alone.
Disappearances and torture are generalized in Mexico, yet there is no clear consistent data on the scale of the problem. The Mexican government acknowledges more than 27,000 missing people, without specifying potential cases of enforced disappearances.