As part of its campaign promises, Quebec’s Liberal Party had committed to a bill that would ensure the “neutrality” of the state and provide a more progressive alternative the the Parti Quebecois’ repressive Charter of Values. Bill 62 was the… 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.
LGBTQ rights and religious freedoms continue to collide in Canadian law. On June 29 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its much-anticipated decision in Trinity Western University v. The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2016 ONCA 518. Trinity Western… Read More ›
Global Principles for the Capacity Assessment of the NHRIs National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) are central to strong national systems for protection and promotion of human rights. These institutions, operating in a variety of contexts, can be instrumental in supporting… Read More ›
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al NahyanPresident Ministry of Presidential Affair May 27, 2016 Re: Letter from the International Legal Community Calling for the Release of Salim Alaradi, Kamal and Mohamed Eldarat Your Highness, We, the undersigned, are calling upon you… Read More ›
In January 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal released one of the most significant decisions in its history: First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada et al. v. Attorney General of Canada (for the Minister of Indian and… Read More ›
Human Rights Council Thirty-first session Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Joint written statement* submitted by Asian Legal Resource Centre, non-governmental organizations in… Read More ›
More than 500 women have signed the public statement below to protest the politics of division being practised in Canada today. I am very proud to stand in such distinguished company. The original statement and the 500+ and counting signatories… Read More ›