IHRP News

Human Rights Watch and IHRP write joint-submission to the UN CEDAW Committee

Thursday, October 6, 2016

This week, Human Rights Watch and the IHRP provided the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women ("the CEDAW Committee") with a joint-submission highlighting two areas of concern. First, policing failures and abuses that contribute to Indigenous women's and girls' increased vulnerability to violence; and second, access to safe water and sanitation on First Nation reserve communities in Ontario. The submission contains information about these issues, and includes questions and recommendations for Canada.

A Statement Against the Immigration Detention of Children

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Forty-six of Canada’s leading medical, legal and human rights organizations have signed on to a statement released today urging the Canadian government to urgently stop its harmful practice of detaining children for immigration purposes and separating families.

IHRP Alumni Fellows featured in JD Admissions Guide 2017-18 article

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lane Krainyk (JD 2013) and Emma White (JD 2012) featured in JD Admissions Guide

Please see Lane Krainyk (JD 2013) and Emma White (JD 2012) featured in the New Grads to Watch article on page 12 of the JD Admissions Guide 2017-18 (pdf).

"No Life for a Child": A Roadmap to End Immigration Detention of Children and Family Separation

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Canada Should Implement Alternatives to Immigration Detention of Children, Family Separation

In recent years, hundreds of children have been housed in immigration detention with detrimental consequences for their mental health

(Ottawa, September 22, 2016) — Canada should urgently implement alternatives to detaining children rather than housing them in immigration detention facilities or separating them from their detained parents, the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) said in a report released today.

Read IHRP Student’s Op-Ed in Daily Xtra

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Please read IHRP student Maia Rotman’s opinion piece that was published in Daily Xtra yesterday about our report released June 20th entitled “‘Unsafe’ and on the Margins: Canada’s Response to Mexico’s Mistreatment of Sexual Minorities and People Living with HIV”.

http://www.dailyxtra.com/world/news-and-ideas/opinion/three-amigos-sunny-ways-obscure-dangers-migrants-face-197596

IHRP Student Op-Ed in the Hill Times

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

IHRP student Maia Rotman’s excellent opinion piece was published in the Hill Times yesterday about our report released June 20th entitled “‘Unsafe’ and on the Margins: Canada’s Response to Mexico’s Mistreatment of Sexual Minorities and People Living with HIV”.