Canada Campaigns

Canada: Human Rights Records Reviewed at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review | Press Release

Full PDF Version To comply with international human rights law, Canada must: Ensure access in Canada, to remedies for victims of rights violations committed ourside Canada by Canadian corporations; increase its participation in and support for the Inter-American human rights system of the … [Read more...]

Canada: Civil Society Statement Regarding Bill C-59, An Act Respecting National Security Matters | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version Version Complète en PDF La version française suit l'anglais Civil Society Statement Regarding Bill C-59, An Act Respecting National Security Matters Bill C-59 was explicitly introduced with the claim that it fixes “the problematic aspects” of its predecessor, Bill … [Read more...]

Canada: Ensure Independent and International Law-Compliant Investigation into RCMP Response to and Investigation of Extra-Judicial Killing of Colten Boushie | Letter

Full PDF Version The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP will conduce a Complaint and Public Interest Investigation of the RCMP response to and investigation of the extra-judicial killing of Colten Boushie on 9 August 2016 in Saskatchewan. LRWC has written to the CRCC setting … [Read more...]

Canada: Necessity to Ensure Appeal of R v Stanley Verdict | Letter

Full PDF Version Monday, March 12, 2018 Attorney General Don Morgan Office of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Saskatchewan, Room 355, Legislative Bldg 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina SK Canada S4S 0B3 Fax: 1 306 787 1232 Email: jus.minister@gov.sk.ca Premier … [Read more...]

Canada: Consular protection and diplomatic intervention | Submission to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Full .pdf version (with references) Consular protection and diplomatic intervention: International law duties to provide access to remedies for human rights violations against Canadians abroad Submission to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, Parliament of … [Read more...]

Canada: Ensure Independent Investigation and Appeal of Verdict in Colten Boushie Shooting | Letter

Full PDF Version Friday, March 9, 2018 Attorney General Don Morgan Office of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Saskatchewan, Room 355, Legislative Bldg 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina SK Canada S4S 0B3 Fax: 1 306 787 1232 Email: jus.minister@gov.sk.ca Premier … [Read more...]

Canada: Address Concerns in Shooting of Colten Boushie through Adequate Appeal and Independent Investigation | Letter

Full PDF Version Attorney General Don Morgan Office of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Saskatchewan, Room 355, Legislative Bldg 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina SK Canada S4S 0B3 Fax: 1 306 787 1232 Email: jus.minister@gov.sk.ca Premier Scott Moe Room 226, … [Read more...]

Canada/Egypt: Day of the Endangered Lawyer Recap | Event

LRWC co-hosted three events across Canada on 24 and 31 January 2018 to commemorate and support the global Day of the Endangered Lawyer.  LRWC’s participation was part of worldwide events in 34 cities to reflect on the personal and professional safety of lawyers around the world, who face mounting … [Read more...]

Canada: Stumbles Badly on Access to Information Reforms | News

This press release originally posted at: https://www.law-democracy.org/live/canada-stumbles-badly-on-access-to-information-reforms/ Canada’s proposals to reform its Access to Information Act, Bill C-58, which have now been passed by the House of Commons and are before the Senate, can only be … [Read more...]

Egypt/Canada: Day of the Endangered Lawyer | Event | Halifax and Victoria, January 24 | Toronto, January 31

For Halifax and Victoria: more information available here For Toronto: RSVP and more information available here HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – JANUARY 24, 2018: Day of the Endangered Lawyer – International Experiences and Opportunities In honour of the Day of the Endangered … [Read more...]