Canada-wide - Human rights

Yesterday the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) released its response to the review of Canada's human rights record over the last ten years. The report points out a number of issues...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
Last week Canada's human rights record was under UN review for the first time since Stephen Harper came into power in 2006. Many Canadian non-profit and advocacy organizations were in Geneva...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has just released a report that investigates Canada’s response to missing and murdered indigenous women in British Columbia. The IACHR report...
Keywords: Government Policy, Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada, International
From an article by rabble.ca: "When asked why live-in caregivers should be granted landed status upon arrival, Migrante-BC's Jane Ordinario asserted that doing so would allow live-in caregivers to...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
Canada Without Poverty (CWP) has joined forces with the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues (CCPI) in a legal case going to the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2014. The case is called Taypotat v...
Keywords: Education, Human Rights, Indigenous, All of Canada
The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has just announced that Canada Without Poverty’s (CWP) Executive Director, Leilani Farha, has been appointed UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing....
Keywords: Housing, Human Rights, All of Canada, International
The Federal Court of Appeal ruled last week that Canadian employers must try to accommodate parents juggling work with child-care obligations. The judges found that the Canada Border Services Agency...
Keywords: Family, Human Rights, Women, All of Canada
This paper, Poverty as a Human Rights Violation by Vincent Greason, explores how six provincial anti-poverty strategies are remarkably similar in spite of the fact that they address differing socio-...
Keywords: Human Rights, Poverty Research, All of Canada
The topic of Homeless Hub's latest newsletter is the affect social profiling has on the homeless, Social profiling refers to the use of a person's social status (in this case, their homelessness) by...
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, Poorbashing, All of Canada
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) has just issued its first decision on a complaint against Canada under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, All of Canada
Four levels of human rights protections may be used to promote and enforce housing rights in Canada - provincial human rights codes, the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and...
Keywords: Housing, Human Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
From PeacockPoverty: PeacockPoverty is a collection of individuals with an experience of poverty who join together to share knowledge, strength, talent and wisdom with each other and our friends....
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, Media, Organizing, Poverty Research, Unemployment, Welfare, All of Canada, International
Poverty in Canada has been updated by author Dennis Raphael. With the original foreword by Jack Layton and an updated foreword by Rob Rainer, the book's second edition contains new data and a new...
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, Poverty Research, All of Canada
The Poverty and Human Rights Centre is an online library with a searchable database of relevant international human rights treaties, Canadian law documents, court decisions, legal briefs, and...
Keywords: Human Rights, poverty, Poverty Research, British Columbia, All of Canada, International
CERA is one of the nation's leaders in human rights protection in housing.
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, housing discrimination, Human Rights, All of Canada
This website includes an online database of reported and unreported Canadian human rights decisions and links to related human rights sites.
Keywords: Human Rights, Media, British Columbia, All of Canada
Justice Beyond the Walls is dedicated to the protection and advancement of human rights in Canadian prisons. There are links to various court, government, NGO, international, human rights and media...
Keywords: Human Rights, Legal Research, Prisoners' Rights, All of Canada
Poverty and Human Rights Centre has a searchable database of materials related to social and economic rights. It includes texts of relevant international human rights treaties, Canadian and other...
Keywords: Human Rights, Poverty Research, All of Canada
Status of Women Canada (SWC) is a federal government organization that promotes the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.
Keywords: Human Rights, Women, All of Canada
The Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism co-ordinates campaigns on issues such as the U.S. occupation of Iraq. It also ran a Campaign to Stop Secret Trials and Deportations to protect and expand...
Keywords: Alberta, Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, All of Canada