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FAAVM is the leading Canadian international minority rights organization, working to secure rights for ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities, in accordance with domestic and International human rights law
Inspired by the provisions of article 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, we strengthen civil society movements working to combat discrimination and promote equality
The FAAVM strives for coordinated, effective and sustained national and international support for sustainable peace, security, socioeconomic development, human rights and social justice
All countries in the world include persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities, enriching the diversity of their societies. Minorities face multiple forms of discrimination resulting in marginalization and exclusion. To achieve effective participation of minorities and end their exclusion, we must embrace diversity through the promotion and implementation of international human rights standards.
Adopted by consensus in 1992, the purpose of the United Nations Minorities Declaration is the promotion and protection of the rights of persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and as such to contribute to the political and social stability of States in which they live. Persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities (hereinafter referred to as persons belonging to minorities) have the right to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practice their own religion, and to use their own language, in private and in public, freely and without interference or any form of discrimination.
Minorities in all regions of the world face serious threats, and discrimination. They are frequently excluded from taking part fully in the economic, political and social life of their countries. Today, minority communities face new challenges, including legislation, policies and practices that may unjustly impede or even violate minority rights.
Inspired by the provisions of article 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights concerning the rights of persons belonging to ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities. Considering that the promotion and protection of the rights of persons belonging to national, religious and linguistic minorities contribute to the political and social stability of States in which they live.
John Rawls defines the common good as "certain general conditions that are... equally to everyone's advantage". In his Theory of Justice, Rawls argues for a principled reconciliation of liberty and equality, applied to the basic structure of a well-ordered society, which will specify exactly such general conditions.
Faulty forensic procedures, unreliable science and/or flawed expert opinion testimony have been factors in a number of wrongful conviction cases in Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada has acknowledged that false confessions are a problem within the criminal justice system. Incomplete disclosure by the police and/or the Crown has been a factor in some wrongful conviction cases in Canada.
“An Interfaith Dialogue for Peace and Security” is a milestone in interfaith research and teaching. It brings acceptance and more in-depth understanding of various religious, spiritual and philosophical beliefs. My hope is that we can promote respect and tolerance towards people of differing religious and philosophical views and practices. This publication also serves as a reference material for doctoral student, professors, scholars, academic institutions, teachers; and anyone interested in furthering understanding of world religions.
An Interfaith Dialogue for Peace and Security Paperback – February 25, 2016 by Raphael Louis (Author). ISBN-10: 3659834084. This publication also serves as a reference material for doctoral student, professors, scholars, academic institutions, teachers; and anyone interested in furthering understanding of world religions.
The idea of using fashion as a public diplomacy tool has been building for quite some time. Over the years, various D.C. embassies have hosted fashion or jewelry shows to promote their native designers, among them Estonia, Lebanon, the Philippines and Canada.
Minority rights cover protection of existence, protection from discrimination and persecution, protection and promotion of identity, and participation in political life. Minority rights are part of the general human rights framework and must be protected through national legislation, and appropriate government policies.
The UN Declaration on Minorities, as the first exclusively devoted to the subject, is perhaps the single most important UN instrument on minority rights; but it is neither the beginning nor the end of UN efforts to promote and protect minority rights.