Human Rights

August 21, 2001
From time to time, an interpretation statement of a particular issue or right which are intended to guide governments is passed by committees of the United Nations. In twenty-five years the Committee...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, Women, International
December 7, 2000
Judging Poverty: Using International Human Rights Law to Refine the Scope of the Charter by Bruce Porter of the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues is about whether the Canadian Charter of Rights and...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, Welfare, All of Canada
September 21, 2000
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on July 9, 2000 in Mavis Baker v. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration that administrative decisions made on the basis of prejudice against single mothers,...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, News, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
Getting "social and economic rights" in the Canadian Human Rights Act would be an acknowledgement that Canadians living on a low income have rights as impoverished people. It would go towards...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
It's Time for Justice October 14, 1999 "The oppressed are regarded as the pathology of the healthy society, which must therefore adjust these 'incompetent and lazy' folk to its own patterns by...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
Including "social condition" as a prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act Submission to the Canadian Human Rights Act Review Panel of the federated anti-poverty...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
The Panel is reviewing all aspects of the Canadian Human Rights Act (including adding "enforceable social and economic rights" to the Act as a grounds for discrimination). The term can include people...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 12, 1999 Canada has received yet another statement of serious concern from a United Nations human rights monitoring body regarding poverty, homelessness and discrimination...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
For immediate release April 12, 1999 (Vancouver) On Friday April 9, the United Nations Human Rights Committee expressed its concern about high rates of poverty among Canadian women and about the...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, Women, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
The United Nations Human Rights Committee in its five year review of Canada's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights cites a number of serious concerns about...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, Women, All of Canada
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