Promoting human rights

Our human rights commitments, performance, treaties, and reporting.

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Canada’s approach to advancing human rights

Learn about the role of human rights in Canadian foreign policy

Canada’s performance and reporting

Consult reports on Canada’s human rights performance, based on its ratifications of seven major international human rights treaties.

Universal Periodic Review

How our human rights performance is reviewed under the UN’s Universal Periodic Review.

Human rights treaties

Find information on multilateral human rights treaties signed by Canada.

Canada’s human rights commitments

Information on how Canada lives up to the international human rights treaties we have signed.

Canada and the international human rights system

How we work with the United Nations on human rights issues.

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