Wednesday, November 26, 2008

On November 26

On this day in ...
... 1997, Thelma Chalifoux (left) began a term in the Canadian Senate. The 1st Métis woman to become a senator, Chalifoux, a native of Calgary, Alberta, served until reaching the age of 75 in April 2004. (photo credit)
... 1968 (40 years ago today), the Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, about which we've posted, was adopted. It entered into force on November 11, 1970. Today it has 52 states parties; the United States is not among them.

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