Reforming the United Nations: How Canada Can Lead on Human Rights | Policy Magazine

Published: 14 February 2023

February 9, 2023 | Following Kevin Page's complexity seminar, Elisa Alloul wrote about how the lack of accountability on how gross human rights abusers have joined UN bodies is hurting the UN's legitimacy and credibility. Elisa Alloul is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. She has prior experience in the non-profit field, the Ontario public service, ad=nd the Parliament of Canada. Kevin Page is the President of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa, former Parliamentary Budget Officer and a contributing writer for Policy Magazine.

"How is it possible that on multiple occasions, human rights violators have gained membership on committees focused on the very rights they abuse and avoid accountability for those abuses?"

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