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Definition: 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.

Canada/Federal

Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission, in cooperation with other Canadian human rights commissions and TakingItGlobal, launched a new interactive youth website celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This website provides youth with an interactive forum to help them learn about human rights and engage in a human rights dialogue. The website also offers tips for youth to get involved in promoting and protecting human rights.
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International

The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, multi-generational, feminist, creative, future-orientated membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. AWID’s work is structured through multi-year programs known as Strategic Initiatives. Each strategic initiative includes a range of activities from membership consultations and surveys, primary research and dialogues with policy makers (including targeted advocacy) to capacity building institutes, regional networking and information dissemination. In addition, AWID works to ensure that the specific priorities and voices of young women are strongly represented in all our initiatives.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Human rights, International law

The Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School works with judges, legal professionals, governmental and non-governmental organizations to improve access to justice in an effort to eliminate violence against women and girls.

Related keywords: Family violence general resources, Human rights, International law, Relationship violence

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) helps companies of all sizes and sectors to achieve success in ways that demonstrate respect for ethical values, people, communities and the environment. BSR leads or participates in a range of working groups and collaborative initiatives, undertakes research and provides a variety of reports and publications.

Related keywords: Business, Environmental protection and conservation, Human rights

The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) works to promote, protect and develop those human rights which serve as the foundation for or underpin democracy, including the rights to freedom of expression, to vote and participate in governance, to access information and to freedom of assembly and association. Their website provides access to reports, publications and papers relating to democracy rights. It also contains analyses of draft laws from various jurisdictions and outlines details of various projects in which the CLD is involved.

Related keywords: Civil liberties, Freedom of information, Human rights, Public policy

The Cornell Death Penalty Project is an undertaking of the Cornell Law School. The Project sponsors two clinics that provide students with the opportunity to assist in the representation of capital defendants, both at trial and at various stages of the appeals process. The Project also sponsors periodic symposia related to capital punishment, and in addition, conducts empirical research on jury decision making in capital cases.

Related keywords: Criminal law general resources, Human rights, Research reports and institutes

Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is a resource pack for teachers to introduce students aged 13 to 18 to the basic rules of international humanitarian law. It was designed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR). The learning materials, which provide 36 hours of activities, are based on real-life situations and show how IHL aims to protect life and human dignity during armed conflict and prevent and reduce the suffering and devastation caused by war.

Related keywords: Classroom materials, Human rights, International law

Refworld contains a vast collection of information of refugee status: reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. It also includes special features on topics of importance to UNHCR such as refugee status determination, statelessness, migration, gender equality and women, internally displaced people, resettlement, voluntary repatriation and children.

Related keywords: Human rights, International law, Refugees

An online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities. Learn about and become involved in issues related to Social justice and human rights, Poverty and globalization, Peace and conflict, Environment, Cultural diversity and equity, Education, Health and wellness. The site also includes a special section for educators.

Related keywords: Citizenship and nationality, Civil society, Classroom materials, Diversity, Human rights

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The full text appears on this webpage.

Related keywords: Human rights, International law, Legislative materials

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