Human Rights

September 17, 2006
Pivot's report, Beyond Decriminalization: Sex Work, Human Rights and a New Framework for Law Reform presents the results of two years of research and in depth discussions with eighty-four sex workers...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Legal Research, News, Women, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
September 5, 2006
Not only is Canada's federal government failing in its obligations to ensure that Canadians have access to the human right to adequate housing, according to a decision of the UN Committee on Economic...
Keywords: Article , Housing, Human Rights, News, All of Canada
June 11, 2006
The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued many criticisms regarding Canada's poverty laws. It was noted the neither minimum wages nor income assistence meat the basic needs of...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, All of Canada
May 22, 2006
The UN's recommendations (in PDF) (Link removed - no longer exists) specifically mention cuts to civil legal aid (they refer to British Columbia in particular), insufficiency of minimum wage and...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, All of Canada
May 22, 2006
The UN's recommendations (in PDF) specifically mention cuts to civil legal aid (they refer to British Columbia in particular), insufficiency of minimum wage and welfare to maintain an adequate...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, All of Canada
May 8, 2006
Social justice groups from Canada report on Canada’s disappointing performance under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The Canadian Feminist Alliance for...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, All of Canada
April 1, 2006
The National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) (Editor's note, May 2010: NAPO now called Canada Without Poverty) has launched a campaign that tracks Canada's commitment to the United Nations...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, Organizing, All of Canada
October 3, 2005
In December 1995, the General Assembly proclaimed the First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006). In December 1996, the General Assembly declared the theme for the Decade...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, International
June 30, 2005
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention visited Canada and voiced their concerns over Canada's security certificate process where non-citizens are detained based on secret evidence and deported...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, All of Canada
June 30, 2005
Amnesty International released a report critical of Australia's mandatory detention of immigrants and refugees. The report recommends that Australia urgently make comprehensive amendments to the...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, News, International
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