IHRP News

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.

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).

Media Coverage: "No Life for a Child" Report

Thursday, September 22, 2016

"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.