It called on the federal and provincial governments to immediately suspend or rescind all construction approvals and permits related to the project
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The House of Commons immigration committee is holding an unprecedented series of summer meetings examining how to use immigration policy to help anyone, not just refugees, displaced by conflict come to Canada.
More than 150 companies worldwide have invested $28 billion in cluster munitions.
I became the lead defence counsel for several men of Libyan origin who were disappeared by the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) State Security Service (SSS) in 2014. I knew at the time that our position was a just one, but I didn't realize how much the fate of my clients would impact the conduct and reputation of nations.
Mohamed Fahmy is also speaking out.
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His analysis undercut the criticism levelled at the government last week in an open letter by Amnesty International and Project Ploughshares, among others.
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I ask our new government to petition the Egyptians so my four grandchildren can return to Canada with their father. It's time for Canada to reclaim its position as an international champion of human rights. What better place to start than to stand up for one of its own? Help end this ordeal.
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At least 13 people have died in custody of Canadian immigration authorities since 2000.
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TORONTO — Activists from across the country are planning to use a United Nations review in Geneva next week to highlight what they see as Canada's lack of action on affordable housing, access to justi...
He says he doesn't want to compromise the safety of those who divulge details on human rights.
At least 63 people were executed for drug offences.
As an Indigenous woman who is currently studying law, you are truly an inspiration. There are literally no words to describe the overwhelming feelings I have experienced over the last couple of days. But "law student" is only one of the many hats that I wear. I am also a sex work activist, who advocates for the decriminalization of sex work.
Following over two years of consultations with sex workers and human rights experts in member countries globally, a leading human rights organization, Amnesty International, put forward a draft policy in support of decriminalization of sex work as critical to ensuring the human rights of all citizens. The policy recognizes decriminalization as a key measure for protecting the human rights of sex workers globally and will be discussed and voted on at the International Council Meeting to be held later this week in Dublin, Ireland.
OTTAWA - A prominent human-rights group says the Conservative government's anti-terrorism bill could be used to target environmental activists and aboriginal protesters.In a brief made public Monday,...