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.
The International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law partnered with HRW on this project. Our clinic students Dora Chan and Lara Koerner Yeo did an incredible job providing comprehensive legal research, writing, and editing support.
The full report can be found here: and the press release here:

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