Just systems of law and governance are essential guarantors of peace and security. Ensuring the safety and security of people implies the establishment of an international capacity to hold perpetrators of human rights violations accountable for their actions.
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) is a central element of Canada's human security agenda. Canada played an important role in the development of the Court and the adoption of the Rome Statute, and continues to support the establishment of a strong and effective International Criminal Court now that the Rome Statute has entered into force.
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Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on November 6, 2003. Often referred to as the “Constitution” of international oceans law, UNCLOS came into force in 1994. UNCLOS is an unprecedented legal instrument to regulate the use and resources of the oceans and seas in a stable, peaceful manner. It sets out the international law framework for areas in which countries have sovereign rights and exercise jurisdiction.
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