The NSS has submitted reports to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as part of the committee's upcoming review of each state party's record on children's rights.
Each report focused on child abuse within institutions run by the Catholic Church, which has been the subject of sustained media attention in Canada and Chile.
The NSS has engaged with the UNCRC on clerical child abuse for the past 15 years.
The NSS said that past Canadian governments have been reluctant to adequately address child abuse within the Catholic Church.
A 2010 poll found at least two million adult Canadians personally knew someone who was sexually assaulted by a Catholic priest.
The NSS said the Church has continually attempted to evade financial responsibility for reparations to victims. It drew attention to evidence that the justice system had favoured the Catholic Church to the detriment of abuse victims.
This included a supreme court settlement which relieved the Catholic Church of financial responsibility for child abuse and decades-long delays in court actions resulting in victims dying without receiving compensation.
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