Canada UN abstention on Palestinian state a ‘long-standing position’: former UN rep | Canada Tonight


After Canada abstained from a UN General Assembly vote granting new ‘rights and privileges’ to Palestinian representatives on Friday, Michael Lynk, former UN special rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, explains what Canada’s abstention means — noting that it comes from a long-standing position that Canada could consider recognizing the state after the outcome of potential negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian state.

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