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Complicity: Human Rights and Canadian Foreign Policy

The Case of East Timor

by Sharon Scharfe

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Published by Black Rose Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Economics,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights,
  • Political Science / General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsElaine Briere (Photographer)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages265
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8552734M
    ISBN 101551640325
    ISBN 109781551640327

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Canada's official government response to the U.S. military airstrike on Iraq, that killed powerful Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani on January 3rd. In addition to the Canadian Court’s holdings that at least some international human rights norms may bind corporations, and that damages may be awarded for.

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In violation of Breach of Arms Control and Disarmament Act [22 U.S.C. and Foreign Assistance Act ofas amended [22 U.S.C. 22 U.S. Code § Coordination with foreign policy, 22 U.S.

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The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) is a nonprofit US organization supporting human rights throughout Southeast Asia and was founded in to support the right to self-determination ofthat goal was significantly realized when the people of East Timor voted for then ETAN has focused on building on its Area served: Indonesia and East Timor (Timor-Leste).

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