International Human Rights Education and Training: Links to Resources

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada has created these links for educational and research purposes only, and cannot take responsibility for content of third party web sites. Inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of or association with Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada. At the present time, this list of resources is confined to British Columbia. Please feel free to email suggestions of additional listings.


Training and Online Educational Resources

Intergovernmental Organizations’ Resources

United Nations Human Rights System

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Inter-American Human Rights System

Government Resources

Government of Canada

Government of British Columbia

University-based Resources

University of Ottawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre, Ottawa, Canada

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia

NGO-based Training and Resources

The following non-governmental organizations have online resources or training on international human rights that is accessible or used by people in British Columbia.

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Vancouver, BC

Amnesty International

BC Association for Community Living

BC Human Rights Coalition, Vancouver, BC

Canada Without Poverty, Ottawa and Vancouver offices

  • Resources with focus on the human rights, including international human rights

Canadian Red Cross, BC Lower Mainland Region

  • Courses on Humanitarian issues, including International Humanitarian Law and International Refugee Law.
  • Educator’s Resources: Canada. Resources on International Humanitarian Law (Law of War)

Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC, Ottawa, Canada

Civil Society Accountability Project (SRAP), Canada, a coalition of community organizations and academic institutions engaged in social rights advocacy and research in Canada.

Equitas, Montréal, Quebec

  • Resources including specialized training manuals for various audiences.

Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks (FBCYICN), New Westminster, BC

  • Education including some focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

First Call: BC Child & Youth Advocacy Coalition, Vancouver, BC includes reports with focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Genocide Education Canada, London, Ontario

Human Rights Education Associates, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Cambridge Massachussetts

Human Rights Internet (HRI), Ottawa, Canada

Justice Education Society, Vancouver, BC

Pivot Legal Society, Vancouver, BC

  • Publications (with a focus on domestic BC issues and BC/Canadian law)

POVNet, Vancouver, BC

Society for Children and Youth of BC, Vancouver BC

  • Resources centred on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Society Rights Advocacy Centre, Toronto, Canada

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