Poverty and Human Rights: Conclusions from the UN Treaty Bodies

Submitted by Natasha Pei on July 12, 2017 - 5:25am
A panel discussion

In Collaboration with Canada Without Poverty (CWP), and with support from CASWE’s Social Policy and Advocacy Committee, the Centre for Studies on Poverty and Social Citizenship (CSPSC) hosts a panel discussion focusing on poverty and human rights in Canada at the CASWE National Conference 2017. This talk focuses primarily on the precedents set by the international human rights treaties and the recent UN Treaty Body reviews of Canada including the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Review in February 2015, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Review in October 2015 and the ongoing review of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, concluding in April 2017. 

Introductions by CSPSC Chair, Dr. Adje van de Sande, and discussion led by anti-poverty advocates, Michèle Biss (Canada Without Poverty) , Suzie Dunn (eQuality Project) and Laura Cattari (Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction/ Canada Without Poverty).

Recorded May 31, 2017  at Ryerson University

For more information on the Centre for Studies on Poverty and Social Citizenship, visit the website cspsc.ca

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