human rights

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Oct 18, 2019
Still from debate livestream. Image: Global News/YouTube

Indigenous issues largely absent from 2019 election

Pamela Palmater
Reconciliation cannot be achieved if its lifespan is dictated by what carries political currency in each election. The party leaders all have a legal and moral obligation to do better.
Blog
Oct 10, 2019
Former prime minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Image: Chiloa/Wikimedia Commons

Bill 21 -- new battles, old wars

Abdul Nakua
Reflecting on the divisive debate in Quebec about religious symbols and the passing of Bill 21, I remember an epiphany which reveals how old battles are influencing new ones.
Blog
Jul 17, 2019
Screen capture, launch of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

On 'unalienable' human rights

Mercedes Allen
The U.S. State Department's Commission on Unalienable Rights poses concerns for LGBTQ+ rights, reproductive and sex-based rights, the rights of migrants, and more.
Podcast
Jun 5, 2019
Image: Pexels:  President Rodrigo Duterte speaking at a public event

More repression to come after Philippines elections

Asia Pacific Currents
Even though the first half of President Duterte's administration has been marked by authoritarian excesses, his allies were able to win in the recent elections.

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