Human Rights

August 4, 2008
Pivot Legal Society, the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) and the United Native Nations have filed a human rights complaint against the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Homelessness, Human Rights, Indigenous, News, British Columbia
July 13, 2008
The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released a report, Right at home: Report on the consultation on human rights and rental housing in Ontario (in PDF) that focuses on housing as a human right,...
Keywords: Article , Housing, Human Rights, News, Ontario
June 28, 2008
Recently the Canadian government enacted legislation that gives the same human rights to First Nation members living on reserve as Canadians in the rest of Canada. Previously, native people on...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Indigenous, News, All of Canada
April 21, 2008
PIVOT Legal Society, the Carnegie Community Action Project, and the Impact of the Olympics on Community Coalition have launched a complaint to the UN about the living conditions of residents in...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, News, British Columbia
January 2, 2008
Do Canada's social programmes satisfy our obligations under human rights treaties to which Canada is a signatory? What have UN treaty bodies said regarding Canada's compliance with its international...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, All of Canada
November 6, 2007
BCPIAC is is taking a test case to court on the new identification rules on voting in a federal election. As of June 2007, even if you are a registered voter, you will be refused a ballot on election...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Human Rights, News, British Columbia, All of Canada
April 16, 2007
As Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day, hundreds of Holocaust survivors, students, and members of youth movements protested against the state's neglect of Holocaust survivors, many who are living...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, International
February 27, 2007
For the past eight years native groups have been asking the BC government for an inquiry into the death of Frank Paul. Frank Paul, a Mi'kmaq man from New Brunswick, died of exposure after police left...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Indigenous, News, Violence, British Columbia
January 7, 2007
First Nations people across Canada have become increasingly unhappy with the Conservative government's policies on First Nations issues. According to an article in the Straight Goods, "Deep-sixing...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Indigenous, News, All of Canada
December 13, 2006
The United Nations has adopted the first Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The convention strives to end discrimination based on ability and includes any type of disbility from...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Human Rights, News, International
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