British Columbia - Human rights

This project aims to disseminate human rights information that is accurate, accessible, and relevant to the safety and well-being of trans and gender-diverse individuals and their supportive allies...
Keywords: Human Rights, LGBT, LGBTQ, trans rights, British Columbia
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has just released a report that investigates Canada’s response to missing and murdered indigenous women in British Columbia. The IACHR report...
Keywords: Government Policy, Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada, International
British Columbia is the only province in Canada that does not have a human rights commission. That makes us the weakest province when it comes to fostering human rights awareness and preventing...
Keywords: Human Rights, British Columbia
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: Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia
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: Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
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: Disability, Human Rights, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia
On the heels of Pivot's recent announcement that they will not be participating in the Missing Women's Inquiry, two more groups have withdrawn. The Women's Memorial March Committee and the Downtown...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia
The B.C. Missing Women Inquiry will examine the question of why it took so long to investigate and apprehend convicted murderer Robert Pickton. The Attorney General for B.C., Barry Penner, has denied...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia
The Poverty and Human Rights Centre is an online library with a searchable database of relevant international human rights treaties, Canadian law documents, court decisions, legal briefs, and...
Keywords: Human Rights, poverty, Poverty Research, British Columbia, All of Canada, International
This website includes an online database of reported and unreported Canadian human rights decisions and links to related human rights sites.
Keywords: Human Rights, Media, British Columbia, All of Canada
The BC and Yukon Division of the MS Society has many information resources and publications available both online and through their lending library. Online legal advocacy resources include: MS and...
Keywords: advocacy, Disability, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia
NOII is a movement of refugees, immigrants and allies that organizes various campaigns for regularization and for justice and self-determination for immigrants, refugees, and indigenous people.
Keywords: Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) has published many fact sheets that are available for download. Factsheets include topics such as the Safe Street Act, BC Utilities...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, Human Rights, Welfare, British Columbia
Pivot Legal works to advance the interests and improving the lives of marginalized persons through law reform, legal education, and strategic legal action. Pivot’s mandate is to use the law to...
Keywords: child welfare, child welfare, criminalization, criminalization, Downtown Eastside, Downtown Eastside, Homelessness, homelessness, homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, Organizing, policing, policing, sex workers, sex workers, social change, social change, social justice, social justice, Welfare, Women, British Columbia
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a non-profit society that advances the interests of groups that are generally unrepresented or underrepresented in issues of major public...
Keywords: consumer advocacy, consumer law, consumer rights, credit, debit, Debt and Consumer Law, Disability, disability rights, factsheets, farmworkers rights, Homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, PLEI, Tenants' Rights, Utilities, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
Westcoast LEAF has a site that reviews rights in the workplace and personal relationships for youth. It also reviews sources of rights (government, laws and the justice system) and what we can do if...
Keywords: Children and Youth, employment rights, employment rights, Human Rights, youth justice, youth justice, youth rights, youth rights, British Columbia
The social justice initiatives of the BC Teachers' Federation focus on poverty, child and youth issues, race relations, gender equity, homophobia and heterosexism, bullying, environmental issues,...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, LGBTQ, Poverty Research, social justice, British Columbia
In October 2008, the BC Supreme Court struck down Victoria's bylaw banning people from erecting tents or other structures in city parks. The judge ruled that due to the lack of housing and shelter,...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, British Columbia
The Poverty and Human Rights Centre is intervening to to support homeless people in the Tent City Case. The appeal will be heard in the British Columbia Court of Appeal on June 10 and 11, 2009. The...
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, British Columbia
Latin American workers who helped build the underground tunnel in Vancouver for the Canada Line have won a human rights tribunal against their employers, SELI Canada Inc. and SNC Lavalin Constructors...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Workers' Rights, British Columbia