Tasers and Children

The CCRC drew attention to the issue of tasers and children through letters to members of the House of Commons Public Safety Committee. In an earlier presentation the RCMP stated that they use tasers on teenagers as young as 13 years old and they do not have specific policies or training for the use of tasers with adolescents. They also acknowledged publicly that use of this device poses high risks for the life and health of some targets, especially persons who are agitated.

CCRC supports Reintegration for Omar Khadr, Canada’s Child Soldier

The CCRC presented a different option for the case of Omar Khadr – one that upholds new international norms to end the use of child soldiers and the principles in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  For more information, read a joint letter to Prime Minister Harper and a statement made to the …

Children’s Rights and Canada at UN Human Rights Council

This year Canada is undergoing a general review for all international human rights.  As part of the process the CCRC prepared an overview of major concerns in the area of children’s rights.  Our submission to the UN Human Rights Council provides an overview of key issues for Canada. CCRC Submission to UN Human Rights Council