CMHR a symbol for dissent and protest

Former Irish prime minister Mary Robinson, who served as the UN’s human rights chief, once said human rights offer us a vocabulary of both complaint and inspiration.


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She could just as well have been describing the tumultuous trajectory of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and its inaugural week.

Sitting in the rain during the opening ceremony, I was struck by how everything around me served to underscore the push and pull of protest and praise.


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Categories: Canada and international law, Human rights institutions


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