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Feb 2, 2015
Photo: flickr/Amnesty Finland

Why won't Harper act to free Raif Badawi?

Karl Nerenberg
Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years and 1,000 lashes for merely exercising his freedom of speech, and his wife and children now live in Canada. Harper has not done much to try to free him.
Blog
Jan 13, 2015
Photo: Magnus von Koeller/flickr

Digging out of Canada's mining dilemma

David Suzuki
Canadian mining companies haven't always had a great record for environmental and social responsibility in communities where they operate, but public scrutiny and pressure may help to change that.
Columnists
Dec 22, 2014

No room at Canada's inn

For refugees worldwide, the same demeaning sign is hung at the entrance of far too many countries, including Canada: you are not wanted, you are not admissible, you are undesirable, you are dangerous.
Blog
Dec 16, 2014
Photo: Homeless Hub/flickr

A B.C. Human Rights Commission and mental health

Marina Morrow
In B.C. there is currently no organization that consistently monitors legislation, policy and standards regarding the human rights of persons living with a mental illness.
Blog
Dec 15, 2014
Photo: andrea castelli/flickr

Child care is a human right: Solving the childcare crisis

Lynell Anderson
Melanie Anderson
There is no institutional voice to raise public awareness about the commitments that Canada and B.C. have made to women's and children's rights, and in particular families with young children.
Columnists
Dec 12, 2014

Hiding torture from us

Despite ongoing strategies, tactics and hiding games, the ugly truth surrounding the War on Terror is slowly emerging from the darkness into the light of day.
In cahoots
Dec 10, 2014

Human Rights Day

Today is Human Rights Day. In Canada, the day is marked with raised awareness of human rights issues both home and abroad.
Blog
Dec 1, 2014
Photo: rabble.ca

Five ideas for Canada on World AIDS Day

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Achieving the "end to AIDS" is impossible without a renewed emphasis on human rights and without a major increase in resources.

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