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Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East

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Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is a pan-Canadian grassroots advocacy organization established under a different name in 2002[1] in order to "empower Canadians of all backgrounds to promote justice, development and peace in the Middle East, and at home in Canada".[2] Specifically, it seeks to achieve these goals through the creation of a Palestinian state, as well as by encouraging Canadian citizens to ensure that their government lives up to what the CJPME see as its legal and moral responsibilities in upholding human rights and humanitarian law both in Canada and internationally. For example, in November 2011 it criticised the Canadian government for not condemning the Israeli government's plan to expand a number of its settlements,[3] which are considered illegal under international law as interpreted by the International Court of Justice.[4]

It adopted its current name in 2004.[1]


  1. ^ a b "CJPME's history". CJPME. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Our Mission". CJPME. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Postmedia News (3 November 2011). "Baird's tough UNESCO comments raise ire". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Summary of the Advisory Opinion of 9 July 2004" (PDF). International Court of Justice. 9 July 2004. p. 10. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 

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