Application Deadline for International Human Rights Clinic Course

Friday, June 23, 2023

Attention upper year JD students and LLM/SJD students at U of T Law!

Re: Applications for the International Human Rights Clinic Course: International Human Rights Program 

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the introduction of a new course for the upcoming fall term—the International Human Rights Clinic Course (LAW548H1F). This course is open to all 2L, 3L, and LLM/SJD students.

Has the Human Rights Movement Failed? IHRP director Sandra Wisner joins The Agenda debate

Friday, February 17, 2023

Photo Sandra Wisner, IHRP director via Twitter

Has the Human Rights Movement Failed?

"Are world leaders increasingly turning a blind eye to violations of human rights? Why has leadership on this issue become so ineffective over the years?"

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.