IHRP News

Read op-ed in The Star by IHRP Director Samer Muscati and lawyer Hanna Gros

Friday, September 21, 2018

Please read an op-ed by IHRP Director Samer Muscati and lawyer Hanna Gros published in The Star entitled “More safeguards needed for detainees”- https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/09/21/more-safeguards-needed-for-detainees.html

International, Canadian experts call for an end to immigration detention

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

(Montreal, June 20, 2018) Leading international experts on immigration detention issued two joint statements today urging Canada and other governments to put an end to this harmful practice, stating that, “As a matter of principle, individuals should not be placed in immigration detention or separated fro

IHRP Assists Challenge to Barbados’ Discriminatory Sexual Offences Act

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Three Barbadians — a trans woman, a lesbian and a gay man — are filing today a petition against Barbados before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) challenging laws criminalising “buggery” and other intimacy between consenting partners, including same-sex partners, as violating numerous rights guaranteed in the American Convention on Human Rights.

IHRP in The Globe

Friday, June 1, 2018

Canada’s government is looking to artificial intelligence to address issues with its immigration system, raising concerns of massive human-rights implications. This Globe and Mail article features excellent nuance from the IHRP’s digital rights researcher, Petra Molnar.

International coalition to intervene in Canada Supreme Court case on confidentiality of journalists’ sources

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A coalition of 12 press freedom and civil liberties groups from around the world, including the International Human Rights Program, will intervene in a VICE News case seeking to keep confidential conversations between its reporter Ben Makuch and a source from being turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).