December 2016 In the face of increasing conflict, violence and harassment in Canada and around the world, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is calling on people to “stand up for someone’s rights” on December 10th, International Human Rights Day. Human Rights Day is dedicated to celebrating the adoption of the Universal Human Rights …
November 2016 Gender-based violence is a global human rights issue that has prompted world-wide attention and action for over 25 years. From Nov. 25th (International Day Against Violence against Women) to Dec. 10th (International Human Rights Day), organizations across Canada, and around the world, will participate in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. This global event was established …
October 2016 HRI’s Annual Report for 2015-2016 is now available. The Annual Report looks back over a year of change for HRI, starting with our new Vision statement and the development of our new website. To read more, visit: HRI Annual Report 2015-2016
June 2016, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk, announced Canada’s ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Minimum Age Convention, 1973. For full article visit here.
May 10, 2016, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced that Canada will remove objector status to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP). “We intend nothing less than to adopt and implement the declaration in accordance with the Canadian Constitution.” For full article, visit: http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/canada-adopting-implementing-un-rights-declaration-1.3575272
May 2016, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephan Dion announced, at an event with Amnesty International, that Canada is “taking the first steps towards joining the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture”. For the full article, visit: http://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/news/canada-join-torture-prevention-protocol-550207395
Welcome to Human Rights Internet (HRI). For more than 25 years, we have been part of the international human rights and social justice landscape. We are excited to launch an online space where people and organizations can access current and reliable human rights information and resources that inspire education, advocacy and dialogue in Canada and beyond. Sign-up here to keep up-to-date …
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