WILPF's submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child highlights link between the arms trade and children's human rights

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the body of 18 Independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its states parties through regular review. Canada is among the states currently being reviewed, with a pre-session scheduled to take place in September 2020 ahead of the CRC regular session, scheduled for May 2021. 

WILPF has made a submission in which it raises questions about the impact of Canadian weapons transfers on children's human rights, looking in particular at the cases of Saudi Arabia, and Yemen; Nigeria; and the Philippines, and draws attention to legal loopholes and transparency concerns concerning Canadian weapons manufacturers operating in other countries, and the United States-Canada trade relationship.