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Human rights are moral rights and freedoms that belong to everyone simply by reason of being human. They include the right to life, liberty and a decent human experience as well as all of the political, social, and economic rights necessary for people to live dignified lives. In Canada these rights are protected both by specific laws (for example, anti-discrimination laws) and by our constitution.

CPLEA resources on human rights. Resources include information on how to file a human rights complaint. See:


Human Rights in Canada: A Historical Perspective

The Canadian Human Rights Commission website on the evolution of human rights in 20th Century Canada. Explores the key court cases and laws that have shaped human rights in our country since 1900.

Related keywords: Human rights, Legal history

LawNow is a bi-monthly digital public legal education magazine which has been  published by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta for almost 40 years.  Its articles  and columns are written in plain language take a practical look at how the law relates to the every day lives of Canadians. In each issue, LawNow’s human rights column takes a look at a specific topic in this area of law and explains it clearly and concisely.

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The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is an independent centre within the University of Ottawa. It comprises researchers specialized in law, social sciences and the arts. The Centre places a particular emphasis on issues of public policy concerning peace, migration and immigration, health, environment, international trade and investment, poverty and vulnerable groups.

Related keywords: Human rights, Research reports and institutes

This section of the Department of Justice Canada website includes information on  human trafficking. Related keywords: Human rights (146), International law (83

Related keywords: Human rights, International law, Prostitution and pornography

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada is responsible for addressing and resolving issues arising from the legacy of Indian Residential Schools and works with former students of Indian Residential Schools, Aboriginal organizations, church representatives, and the Courts, to oversee the timely and effective implementation of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

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This booklet is for people who would like to learn more about their constitutionally-protected French language rights outside of Quebec.

Related keywords: Charter of Rights, Human rights

The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights is a non-profit human rights organization located in Edmonton, Alberta, dedicated to human rights education. Named after the late John Peters Humphrey, the principal drafter of the United Nation Declaration of Human Rights, the Centre’s mission is to advance the universal implementation of human rights through teaching and education of all people, with a specific focus on children and youth.
Related keywords: Advocacy, Human rights

This site is dedicated to the protection and advancement of human rights in Canadian prisons and to promote a culture of respect for the Rule of Law behind prison walls. The primary resource on the site is the electronic edition of Michael Jackson's latest book. The electronic version supplements the printed version by including several additional chapters, further case studies and an expanded commentary on law and policy.

Related keywords: Corrections, Human rights

A national non profit women's organization which promotes the equality rights of women through legal education, research and law reform advocacy.
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The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. NWAC works on a variety of issues such as employment, labour and business, health, violence prevention and safety, justice and human rights, environment, early learning childcare and international affairs.

Related keywords: Family violence general resources, Human rights, Relationship violence, Workers' rights and employment standards