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e-2954 (Foreign affairs)

E-petition
Initiated by Ade Olumide from Dunrobin, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Canada “Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act [...] to implement the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court [...] 3 [...] crime against humanity means murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, imprisonment, torture, sexual violence, persecution or any other inhumane act or omission that is committed against any civilian population or any identifiable group [...] genocide means an act or omission committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, an identifiable group of persons [...] ”; and
  • G7 countries subscribe to the rule of law, therefore, we can do more to deter crimes against humanity;
  • For example, the international community "bring back our girls" campaign against Boko Haram was helpful, however the ongoing and regular killing of unarmed civilians by Boko Haram has continued; and
  • Another example of crimes against humanity are the Lekki massacre of "SARS protesters" in Nigeria.
We, the undersigned, Persons Against Crimes Against Humanity, call upon the Government of Canada to lead an initiative for a G7 Office Of Crimes Against Humanity which will advocate for sanctions against individuals who facilitate crimes against humanity by acts of commission or omission and advocate for investigations to gather evidence that can be used for International Criminal Court prosecutions.
Open for signature
November 4, 2020, at 3:54 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
March 4, 2021, at 3:54 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Greg Fergus
Hull—Aylmer
Liberal Caucus
Quebec
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