Prof. Audrey Macklin and IHRP director Samer Muscati write "Abdoul Abdi case: A test of Canada’s commitment to rules and compassion"

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, International Human Rights Program director Samer Muscati and Prof. Audrey Macklin analyze the case of Somalia-born but Canada-raised Abdoul Abdi, arguing that Canada should not deport him just because child-protection services never applied for citizenship for him while he spent his childhood under their care ("Abdoul Abdi case: A test of Canada’s commitment to rules and compassion," January 16, 2018).

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Monday, December 11, 2017

Allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip driving-test waiting period similar to other newcomers in Ontario

Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes, and Consequences

Friday, November 3, 2017

The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, with research support from the IHRP’s law student Chelsey Legge,  has penned a submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes, and consequences, Dr. Dubravka Šimonović, in preparation for her report to the Human Rights Council in June 2018.

Just released: Digital Verification Corps Student Summit report

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law and Amnesty International hosted the first Digital Verification Corps student summit in June 2017. Participants included students from UC Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University of Essex, University of Pretoria and University of Toronto as well as leading open source experts from around the world.

UN Review Should Urge Canada To Reform Immigration Detention System

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A United Nations review of Canada’s human rights record should urge Canada to make concrete commitments to meaningfully address its treatment of vulnerable persons in immigration detention, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. 

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IHRP/CDO Launch International HR Career Guide

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

On September 20, the Career Development Office and the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law released an International Human Rights Career Guide aimed at helping students and recent graduates  navigate international job opportunities in the public sector related to human rights. The 63-page guide focuses on international opportunities available at public interest organizations, within the Canadian government and at U of T’s law school.

30 Years of Human Rights Impact at U of T’s Law School

Friday, September 15, 2017

Alumna and Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane, Ontario Human Rights Commission, keynotes celebratory event

By Amelia Fung, 2L / Photos by Jorge Martinez

Members of IHRP's Digital Verification Working Group Attend Summit Hosted at UC Berkeley

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Last week, four U of T law students in the IHRP’s Digital Verification working group (along with the IHRP director) attended a first-ever summit at Berkeley for university students being trained to review and verify digital content — typically videos shot by citizens who witnessed atrocities —  that could help human rights lawyers prosecute war criminals.

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.