Montreal Gazette, December 5, 2018 After being dogged by accusations of poor management and abuse of power, Tamara Thermitus resigned last week as head of the Quebec human rights commission. “We have to look forward now. There are pressing if… Read More ›
Why @francoislegault and @CoalitionAvenirQc are wrong to rely on “majority wants” to strip minority rights – via Montreal Gazette https://bit.ly/2Ec2ngn
Populism is on everyone’s lips these days. In his new book, Stephen Harper warns that unless we address the underlying grievances that lead to populism, we risk Trumpian consequences or worse. In Ontario, Doug Ford railed against a court decision… Read More ›
JOINT STATEMENT ON CANADA’S SUPPORT FOR WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN SAUDI ARABIA Ottawa—August 9, 2018 The undersigned organizations express our support to Canada for its recent position on the detention of women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia. We… Read More ›
Human rights commissions require an enabling environment, a concept that focuses on those external factors that permit institutions to thrive and to do their work freely and without undue pressure or interference. We need to reframe the role of human rights commissions as not only administrative bodies charged with preventing discrimination, but also as norms-brokers that can and must engage with a variety of different norms and systems in order to do their work properly.
Independent International Experts (OAS) determines that major crimes against humanity have been committed in Venezuela
Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights Founder and Chair, Irwin Cotler, along with Judge Santiago Canton (pictured above) from Argentina, and Judge Manuel Ventura from Costa Rica made up the International Panel of Experts set up by the OAS last… Read More ›
New Article in PKI Global Justice Blog: Forum non Conveniens and Liability for Alleged Human Rights Violations in Eritrea
The following is an excerpt of the article published on July 31, 2017 in the PKI Global Justice Journal Nevsun Resources Ltd. In October 2016, the Supreme Court of British Columbia decided to exercise its jurisdiction to hear claims resulting… Read More ›
Employers are frequently asked about whether they are required to provide flexible working hours. Generally speaking, accommodation requests based on things like health status (for persons with disabilities), family status (for example, four children or elderly parents who require care)… Read More ›
It is well known that multiculturalism is verboten among Quebec’s political and chattering classes, regardless of partisan affiliation. However, to have multicult-phobia actually move a political party to reject a qualified candidate (who also happens to be a black woman) should tell us something about how pernicious the current ideology is.