Audio clip NAT126

NAT126 – (Arbitrary-Detention)
OTTAWA. x–18s. A panel of United Nations experts say Canada is failing to ensure equitable justice, citing trial delays and problems with initiatives meant to lower the rate of Indigenous people behind bars. The U-N Working Group on Arbitrary Detention also says foreigners detained without charge need to have a cap on how long they Ottawa can hold them. Panel chair Matthew Gillet says the Canada Border Services Agency lacks any official oversight body, despite border guards interacting with some of the most vulnerable people in Canada.
(“..even abuses occurring.”) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The committee says Canada does well overall in making sure police follow procedures around arrest and avoiding excessive force, and it praised initiatives that have reduced the number of incarcerated people, such as Ontario reforms to holding youth in custody.

The Canadian Press broadcast team