IHRP News

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”.

 

Canada Should Remove Mexico from Refugee ‘Safe’ List: new IHRP report

Monday, June 20, 2016

New report highlights how Mexico remains unsafe, particularly for people affected by HIV

(Toronto, June 20, 2016) — Canada should remove Mexico from its refugee ‘safe’ list because of the country’s serious human rights abuses, the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) said in a new report released today. Failure to do so could place Canada in violation of its international legal obligations.

OHRC calls for reforms to immigrant detention system

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner at the Ontario Human Rights Commission (and former IHRP Director), calls for reforms to immigrant detention system, citing IHRP research and recommendations.

IHRP students assist in research for UN Special Rapporteur report on homelessness

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

University of Toronto law students Rona Ghanbari and David Tortell assisted United Nations Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha in researching her annual Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context.  Rona (a 2L student) and David (an LL.M.

Samer Muscati and Carmen Cheung write in today's Globe and Mail

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

 

IHRP director Samer Muscati and former director Carmen Cheung write in today’s Globe and Mail about a Syrian child held in solitary confinement in a Toronto Immigration Holding Centre, and the need for Canada’s federal government to stop the practice.

Faculty of Law welcomes Samer Muscati as new director of the IHRP

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Samer conducting interviews for Human Rights Watch

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Samer Muscati (JD2002) has been hired to lead the International Human Rights Program (IHRP).  The IHRP, including its award-winning legal clinic, is one of the Faculty’s core experiential learning opportunities with a mission to advance the field of international human rights law through advocacy, knowledge-exchange and capacity building.