John Packer Addressed the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity

On March 29th HRREC Director John Packer addressed the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Professor Packer observed that the situation is a man-made catastrophe, features gross and systematic violations of human rights and of international humanitarian law including international crimes, and portends worse to come in terms of long-term consequences for regional peace and security. In response to the situation, and commensurate with Canada’s responsibilities and capacities, Professor Packer shared a number of recommendations about what Canada could and should do. Read his full testimony here (PDF).

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