UN Review Should Urge Canada To Reform Immigration Detention System

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A United Nations review of Canada’s human rights record should urge Canada to make concrete commitments to meaningfully address its treatment of vulnerable persons in immigration detention, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. 

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IHRP/CDO Launch International HR Career Guide

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

On September 20, the Career Development Office and the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law released an International Human Rights Career Guide aimed at helping students and recent graduates  navigate international job opportunities in the public sector related to human rights. The 63-page guide focuses on international opportunities available at public interest organizations, within the Canadian government and at U of T’s law school.

30 Years of Human Rights Impact at U of T’s Law School

Friday, September 15, 2017

Alumna and Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane, Ontario Human Rights Commission, keynotes celebratory event

By Amelia Fung, 2L / Photos by Jorge Martinez

Members of IHRP's Digital Verification Working Group Attend Summit Hosted at UC Berkeley

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Last week, four U of T law students in the IHRP’s Digital Verification working group (along with the IHRP director) attended a first-ever summit at Berkeley for university students being trained to review and verify digital content — typically videos shot by citizens who witnessed atrocities —  that could help human rights lawyers prosecute war criminals.

Human Rights Watch Report on Abuse of Indigenous Women in Saskatchewan

Monday, June 19, 2017

At a press conference in Saskatoon with community partners last month, Human Rights Watch released its submission to the Canadian Government entitled “Police Abuse of Indigenous Women in Saskatchewan and Failures to Protect Indigenous Women from Violence.” The submission highlights the need to examine how policing failures and distrust of law enforcement endanger Indigenous women.  The lack of accountability for policing abuses against Indigenous women exacerbates long-standing tensions between police and Indigenous communities.

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.