Human rights institutions

Developments in human rights commissions, tribunals and cultural institutions

Enabling Human Rights Commissions as Norms-Brokers

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.

A guide to Bill 62

Bill 62, which is now law,  has three central functions: it affirms the religious neutrality of the state, prohibits people from covering their faces when giving or receiving public services, and creates a legal framework for accommodating religious minorities. Its… Read More ›