Full implementation of the recommendations released today by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is essential to provide justice for residential schools survivors and their communities and to ensure that Canada lives up to its international human rights obligations. The Truth and...
June 2, 2015
In an open letter sent this week, five national organizations that have been deeply involved in efforts to expose and address violence against Indigenous women and girls call on the federal government to ensure that the forthcoming national inquiry can: Focus on the extreme violence faced by...
January 22, 2016
Human rights defenders, torture survivors, parliamentarians and youth activists celebrated a significant milestone following the announcement that Canada has committed to joining an important UN torture prevention treaty. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion made the announcement in Ottawa as he...
May 3, 2016
July 1976 proved to be pivotal in justice systems on both sides of the Canada/US border. On the 14th of July, Canada took a significant step forward for human rights and justice by removing the death penalty from its Criminal Code. Yet only twelve days earlier, the US Supreme Court ruled that...
July 14, 2016
Amnesty International was represented in this case by Chantal Tie, Michael Bossin, and Laïla Demirdache. WHAT IS THIS CASE ABOUT? In August 2010, the MV Sun Sea, a cargo ship filled with over 500 refugees fleeing violence in Sri Lanka, arrived on the coast of British Columbia. Its passengers had...
November 19, 2016