Issues Pages: Civil Liberties Watch

Billionaire Jeff Bezos gestures at a picture of a rocket. Image: NASA Kennedy/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Jeff Bezos' short odyssey cost an estimated $2.5 million per minute. Armando Alejo Hernandez's journey may have cost him much more.
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Brent Patterson | Questions persist about the role of Canadian-built light armoured vehicles in human rights violations abroad.
Toronto police and security personnel are seen through an orange fence during the eviction. Image: Rafi Aaron/Used with permission
Cathy Crowe | Toronto's mayor John Tory continues to defy international public health guidelines to not evict encampments and employ a human rights approach.
Moe and Sophie Harkat. Image: Justice for Mohamed Harkat/Used with permission
Matthew Behrens | Instead of sending people to jail, Canada now brings the jail to you. Mohamed Harkat's story.
Justice for Berta Cáceres. Image: Daniel Cima/CIDH/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Finally, on Monday, the Honduran Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, found Roberto David Castillo guilty of ordering the 2016 murder of Berta Cáceres.
A distance to the Canadian border sign in Minnesota. Image: Tony Webster/Flickr
Neela Hassan | While Canada has been long praised for its asylum generosity towards refugees, the federal government's approach towards seekers during the pandemic has violated human rights.
Ottawa Police Services filming a gathering of some 8,000 people mourning the loss of Indigenous children. Image: Brent Patterson/Used with permission
Brent Patterson | The surveillance of racialized peoples has a long history and technology is now further enabling the erosion of the right to peaceful assembly.
City workers dismantle the encampment at Trinity Bellwoods Park. Image: Paul Salvatori/Used with Permission
Rick Salutin | "I understand, people pay millions of dollars for nice lavish condos that look over the park here and I'm doing it for want me to leave? Fine, I'll leave, I get it."
City workers, some in white hazmat suits ready to begin dismantling people's homes and load material into a white city truck. Image credit: Paul Salvatori/Used with Permission
Cathy Crowe | This week's militarized operation to evict two dozen people from a Toronto park shows the huge failure of Toronto City Council and its mayor to achieve the human right to housing.
A dog named Flash watches planes go by. Image credit: bravoinsd/Flickr
Pro Bono, Claudia Pedrero | In a policy change effective March 1, 2021, Air Canada implemented a ban on emotional support animals in its cabins.
Public health initiative in rural Karnataka, India. Image credit: Trinity Care Foundation/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The gap between the rich and the poor is the result of vaccine apartheid. While this inequity persists, none of us will truly be safe.
Kinda and Zaina in the rubble of Gaza, hoping to reunite with their mother and two younger siblings in Canada after over 2 years of separation. Image used with permission.
Matthew Behrens | Last month, UN secretary general António Guterres declared: "If there is a hell on earth, it is the lives of children in Gaza."