Human Rights

May 2, 2014
The BC Court of Appeal recently concluded that Parliament intended to make it a criminal offence to help refugees, on a humanitarian basis, and that the Charter allows it. The law criminalizes...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia
October 1, 2013
The B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) is representing a group of tree planters, most of them immigrants or refugees of African origin, who were found living in squalid conditions in a...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
August 19, 2013
"Our enemy is not radical Islam. It is global capitalism. It is a world where the wretched of the earth are forced to bow before the dictates of the marketplace, where children go hungry as global...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Human Rights, Unemployment, Violence, International
June 18, 2013
This paper, Poverty as a Human Rights Violation by Vincent Greason, explores how six provincial anti-poverty strategies are remarkably similar in spite of the fact that they address differing socio-...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Poverty Research, All of Canada
January 9, 2013
British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal has awarded more than $15,000 to an elderly woman who said she was discriminated against when her apartment building’s landlord refused to construct a ramp....
Keywords: Article , Disability, Human Rights, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia
July 18, 2012
The topic of Homeless Hub's latest newsletter is the affect social profiling has on the homeless, Social profiling refers to the use of a person's social status (in this case, their homelessness) by...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Human Rights, Poorbashing, All of Canada
May 4, 2012
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) has just issued its first decision on a complaint against Canada under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, All of Canada
April 17, 2012
Four levels of human rights protections may be used to promote and enforce housing rights in Canada - provincial human rights codes, the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and...
Keywords: Article , Housing, Human Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
October 17, 2011
From PeacockPoverty: PeacockPoverty is a collection of individuals with an experience of poverty who join together to share knowledge, strength, talent and wisdom with each other and our friends....
Keywords: Online Resource , Blogs, Homelessness, Human Rights, Media, Organizing, Poverty Research, Unemployment, Welfare, General resources, Multimedia, All of Canada, International
October 17, 2011
Since 1993, today has been recognized by the United Nations, and its members around the world, as International day for the eradication of poverty 2011. Today, October 17, 2011, the United Nations...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Unemployment, Welfare, Women, Workers' Rights, International
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