Neither did I until I read this:
An alliance of six Vancouver Island First Nation groups is preparing to have its human-rights complaint against Canada heard before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
The Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group has alleged the First Nation peoples had their human rights violated by the historic granting of traditional territory to private landowners.Egad! You mean, along with our nutty homegrown "human rights" system and the egregiously corrupt international one (the UN Human Rights Council) there's also a continental "human rights" racket?
The treaty group has highlighted the grant of around 270,000 hectares of land to the E&N Railway Company in 1884.
The hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is scheduled for the morning of Friday, October 28, in Washington, D.C.
Talk about yer "human rights" overkill.