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e-140 (World peace)

Initiated by Pedro Mora from Victoria, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Canada has been a conscientious signatory of many international peace accords including the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact, 1945 Charter of the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal, 1949 four Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Protocols I and II,  several UN-General Assembly Resolutions, the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Court, and the 2010 Kampala Agreement to define the crime of aggression in the Rome Statute;
  • Canada, as a founding member of the United Nations, is bound by the 1945 Charter of the United Nations which mandates Canada and other states to “settle their international disputes by peaceful means” and “refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force”; 
  • The UN Security Council cannot legally authorize interventions inconsistent with the UN Charter; and
  • Until recent years, Canadians consistently earned the appreciation of the international community for their commitment to promote peace and respect for human rights internationally through the use of diplomacy, negotiation, foreign aid and humanitarian assistance, as well as peace-keeping.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to: 1. Comply with its international and domestic law obligations;
2. Honour its tradition as a peacemaker;
3. Promote peace and prevent war in accordance with the UN Charter;
4. Immediately cease all combat related operations; 
5. Commit increased resources to diplomacy, negotiation and humanitarian assistance; and
 6. Support all United Nations - General Assembly - peace resolutions.   
Open for signature
March 21, 2016, at 4:21 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
July 19, 2016, at 4:21 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Don Davies
Vancouver Kingsway
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia
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