IHRP News

New IHRP Report: The Problematic Legality of Tear Gas Under International Human Rights Law

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Tear gas should be banned under international human rights law

The use of tear gas is rightfully banned in warfare, and should equally be banned as a riot control agent in law enforcement contexts

(Toronto, September 3, 2020) — The use of tear gas - particularly CS gas - as a riot control agent, cannot be reconciled with respect for fundamental human rights and should therefore be banned entirely in international law, the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) said in a report released today.

2020 Year in Review

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Our 2019-2020 Newsletter has been published! Thank you to Maija Fiorante and Natasha Williams, our IHRP Summer Fellows for putting it together. You can read it here and download a PDF copy.

IHRP files joint complaint to UofT Ombusperson to oppose Career Centre complicity in Hong Kong human rights abuses

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (IHRP) & the University of Toronto Hong Kong Extradition Law Awareness Group (UTHKELAG) filed a joint complaint as against Tri-Campus Career Services to the University of Toronto Office of the Ombudsperson. IHRP Research Associate Vincent Wong served as legal counsel.

New Digital Guide: Migrants Know Your Rights Ontario's Emergency COVID ID Requirement

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The IHRP released a new digital guide: Migrants Know Your Rights Ontario's Emergency COVID ID Requirement, along with No One is Illegal Toronto, Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network), and the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.

A Resounding Win for Corporate Accountability at the SCC! Nevsun v. Araya Ruling Released

Monday, March 2, 2020

On February 28, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Nevsun Resources v Araya et al. The plaintiffs in this case are Eritrean refugees seeking to hold Vancouver-based mining company Nevsun Resources Ltd.

November Issue of Rights Review

Friday, November 29, 2019
IHRP Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Working Group

The final issue of Rights Review for 2019 is now available! 

Abdullah Khan (1L) had the opportunity to sit down for an exciting interview with IHRP Alumna Ashley Major. Ashley shared her journey to law school, her interests while studying at the Faculty of Law, and her post-graduate experience. She also provided insight into her research on the Yazidi Genocide. 

October Issue of Rights Review

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Map displaying the 2019 IHRP Summer Fellowships

The October issue of Rights Review features stories from some of our 2019 summer fellows, who worked with a variety of organizations around the world. They share their most memorable moments, challenges they faced, and advice they would offer students considering an IHRP fellowship.

With contributions from Adil Munim (3L), Isaac Gazendam (2L), Joshua Eisen (2L), Liam Turnbull (2L), Michelle LaFortune (2L), Spencer Nestico-Semianiw (2L), and Teodora Pasca (2L).