Greate resource on the statistics, reference material and resources on the ANALYSIS OF DOMESTIC RULES ON USE OF FORCE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT LAW ON POLICE USE OF FORCE WORLDWIDE
Canada allows use of firearms in arresting a suspect even if threat of serious injury is not imminent. This does not comply with international law.
In 2015, the Human Rights Committee issued its Concluding Observations on Canada’s sixth periodic report on its implementation of the ICCPR. The Committee noted Canada’s “efforts to establish oversight and accountability mechanisms to investigate serious incidents involving the police at the federal, provincial and territorial levels”, but expressed its concern Human Rights Committee, Concluding Observations on Canada’s sixth periodic report, UN doc. CCPR/C/CAN/CO/6, 13 August 2015, §11.
about reports of the lack of effectiveness of such mechanisms. The Committee regrets the lack of statistical data on all complaints, investigations, prosecutions, convictions and sanctions imposed on police officers at all levels….
It called on Canada toHuman Rights Committee, Concluding Observations on Canada’s sixth periodic report, UN doc. CCPR/C/CAN/CO/6, 13 August 2015, §11.
strengthen its efforts to ensure that all allegations of ill-treatment and excessive use of force by the police are promptly and impartially investigated by strong independent oversight bodies with adequate resources at all levels, and that those responsible for such violations are prosecuted and punished with appropriate penalties.