After Saudi video, Canada has a choice to make on human rights

Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail after videos apparently showing Canadian-made armoured vehicles being used to crush civilian protests in Saudi Arabia.

He wrote that “more hypocrisy is becoming evident as the government prepares to join the Arms Trade Treaty, which is designed to protect civilians against precisely the kinds of violations shown in the recent videos.”