The Canadian Yearbook of Human Rights (CYHR) Vol. 1

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January 2018

Human Rights Internet (HRI) is proud to showcase the Canadian Yearbook of Human Rights (CYHR) – co-published by HRI and the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre.

The CYHR is a new bilingual, annual publication, of reference work on the interaction of human rights and Canada. The first edition covers key human rights developments in Canada during 2015.

The aim is for this resource to be a tool for academics and practitioners working at the intersection of human rights and Canada, or interested in key developments in human rights in, or relevant to Canada, as well as Canada’s contribution to international human rights discourse and activity.

Each addition consists of three sections. The first, includes peer-reviewed articles exploring general contemporary human rights issues, such as an analysis of human rights in Canadian foreign policy, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, or Canadian persecution of international crime.

The second section also contains peer-reviewed articles, but with a special thematic-focus. The subjects of this section are chosen by the CYHR Editors from topical issues in human rights, arising from the corresponding calendar year. For the 2015 edition, the articles look at Canada’s national security and human rights, arts and human rights, and Indigenous peoples and children’s right to health in Canada.

The third section offers reporting on different areas of human rights in Canada. There are five areas of coverage: public policy, legislative developments, Canadian jurisprudence and case-law, institutional developments and international developments.

For additional information about the CYHR and calls for articles, please visit the CYHR page.

For questions or further information, please contact the Executive Editor at