Canada is a well-known advocate of human rights on the world stage. From the contribution of Professor John Humphrey from McGill University as the first director of the Human Rights department of the United Nations and his drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 to the 1997 Ottawa Landmine Accord, Canada has gained respect as a leader in the promotion of human rights.
However, Canadians are not immune to human rights abuses and human rights commissions across the country have long waiting lists of cases. While Canada is now perceived as a leader in human rights, it should be remembered that in 1948 Canada initially abstained from voting to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights -- along with communist bloc nations. One therefore cannot just sit back and assume that these rights will be automatically granted forever or simply fall from the sky.
The best and only guarantee of human rights for all is for all to know their rights and then be vocal in ensuring that they are obtained and maintained. The purpose of this site is to help inform you about the thirty articles or rights outlined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document signed by 192 countries on Earth, so you can help yourself and others.
Creating a global culture of human rights takes action. The first thing you can do is to sign our on-line petition demanding immediate implementation of human rights education. Simply follow this link to the petition online web site and make your voice heard.
There are a number of human rights tools on our website that you can use right now to promote the human rights and awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in your own area -- to friends, familiy and co-workers.
You can also learn about the Church of Scientology and its involvement in human rights and on-going issues.
"Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream." - L. Ron Hubbard