Canada Campaigns

Event: End Labour Exploitation and Trafficking in BC | Thursday, November 16, 6 PM

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Canada/USA: Boyle/Coleman Family Rescued

News flash – BOYLE/COLEMAN FAMILY RESCUED IN PAKISTAN. Announcing the very happy news of the release of Joshua Boyle, Caitlan Coleman and their three infant children. Boyle and Coleman were taken hostage in Afghanistan by the Haqqani network in October 2012. The three children were born in … [Read more...]

Canada: LBWC and LRWC Joint Submission for the Universal Period Review, Third Cycle

Full PDF Version LRWC and Lawyers Without Borders/Canada in Joint Submissions for consideration on the third Universal Periodic Review/Canada recommend that Canada: Ensure protection of rights and access to remedies for people negatively affected by the activities of Canadian corporations … [Read more...]

Canada: Reforms to Access to Information Act Inadequate to Ensure Right to Access to Information | Joint Letter with 35 Organizations

Full PDF Version On International Right to Know Day, 28 September, the Centre for Law and Democracy released an open letter to Canada calling for the promised reform of Canada’s 35-year old Access to Information Act and rejecting Bill C-58 amendments as wholly inadequate. The letter, endorsed by … [Read more...]

Canada: Bill C-59 Does Not Address Human Rights and Civil Society Concerns | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Français) Over 35 organisations and individuals from across Canadian civil society issued a joint letter to government that lays out overarching concerns with Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters. Bill C-59 makes some meaningful and … [Read more...]

Canada: Canadian Child Hostages Overseas: The Ultimate Commodity – Working Paper by Catherine Morris

Full PDF Version Canadian Child Hostages Oversees, examines Canada’s international law obligations to secure the safe release of Canadian citizens taken hostage and illegally detained abroad generally. The working paper focuses on the current the case of Canadian citizen Joshua Boyle, his wife, … [Read more...]

Canada: Condemn Acts of Reprisal and Intimidation against Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 | Letter

Full PDF Version 3 August 2017 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 chrystia.freeland@parl.gc.ca chrystia.freeland@international.gc.ca Dear Minister, Re: Reprisals and Intimidation against Michael Lynk, UN … [Read more...]

Ensure Protection for Hostages as Victims of Trafficking | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (starts at 2:03:00) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item 3 – Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children Date:                           9 June … [Read more...]

Canada: Statement to the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises | Statement

Full PDF Version Organization:     Lawyers Rights Watch Canada Speakers:          Part 1: Gail Davidson Part 2: Catherine Morris Date:                   Monday 29 May 2017 Re:                      Visit to Canada of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational … [Read more...]

Canada’s Forgotten Child Hostages | Op-ed by Catherine Morris

Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman were travelling in Central Asia when they were captured in Afghanistan in 2012. This family is no less entitled to protection against human rights violations than diplomats, aid workers or journalists. Full PDF Version Canada’s forgotten child hostages … [Read more...]