Canada Campaigns

Canada: TWU Removes Community Covenant | News

Supreme Court of Canada Photo Credit: Adrian Lee August 2018 The Trinity Western University (TWU) Board of Governors voted to remove the mandatory requirement that students sign the Community Covenant as a condition of attendance. The Covenant, which bars sexual intimacy other than between a … [Read more...]

Canada: Systematic US Violation of International Human Rights of Refugee Children and Families | Letter

Full PDF Version Ursula Detention Center Photo Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection LRWC is calling on the Government of Canada to revoke the “Safe Third Country” agreement with the United States, which allows Canada to reject asylum seekers entering from the States on the grounds that … [Read more...]

In Memoriam of Carolyn McCool | News

Carolyn McCool, lawyer and human rights advocate Photo Credit: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Carolyn McCool, lawyer and human rights advocate passed away on 29 May 2018. Carolyn will be sadly missed by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and many other organizations and … [Read more...]

Canada: A Big Win for Equality and Non-discrimination (& LRWC) at the Supreme Court of Canada | News

Supreme Court of Canada Photo Credit: Adrian Lee The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the appeal in Trinity Western University v Law Society of Upper Canada and allowed the appeal in Law Society of BC v Trinity Western University The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on 15 June 2018 that the … [Read more...]

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

Full PDF Version Photo Credit: United Nations To comply with international human rights law, Canada must: Ensure access in Canada, to remedies for victims of rights violations committed outside Canada by Canadian corporations; Increase its participation in and support for 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...]