Columnists
Families return to Shujaiya in eastern Gaza, scene of some of the heaviest Israeli bombing in July 2014. Image credit: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam International/Flickr
Chuka Ejeckam | Israel is merely one entry in a list of countries Canada sells weapons to which systematically violate human rights, including the massacre of civilians.
Blog
Image by PBI-Colombia.
Brent Patterson | A webinar on June 3 will convene human rights defenders to discuss what's next in the social struggle in Colombia.
News
Human rights defenders try to dialogue with ESMAD police (mobile anti-riot squad), Medellín, Colombia, April 28, 2021. Image credit: Humano Salvaje/Wikimedia Commons
Cristina Rojas, Daniel Tubb | The world is watching and learning what Indigenous and Afro-Colombians have never been allowed to forget: death can come at any time at the hands of the paramilitary, police, or army.
Blog
Colombian police truck faces protester. Image: Neda Amani/Twitter
Brent Patterson | As violence by state security forces against the national strike in Colombia continues, there are calls for Canada to end any support of the police and army.
Blog
Water faucet. Image credit: Sasikan Ulevik/Unsplash
Pam Palmater | This week, Canada's auditor general released her report on whether Canada is providing enough support to ensure that First Nations have access to clean drinking water. The answer was a clear no.
Podcast
Image: UN photo - Former U.S. first lady Eleanor Roosevelt with UDHR. Used by permission.
Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | RadioLabour's Canada Report: Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. How to confront the far right. And more.
Blog
Higgs on the campaign trail in New Brunswick in September 2020. Image: Blaine Higgs/Twitter
Emily Williams | Fredericton's Clinic 554 was the sole private facility offering surgical abortion in the province. The government's failure to provide abortion services outside of hospitals goes against human rights.
Columnists
Al-Hawl refugee camp. Image: Y. Boechat/Wikimedia Commons
Monia Mazigh | Last May, human rights experts at the United Nations called on Canada to repatriate little Amira, and have described the repatriation of children as "a humanitarian and human rights imperative."
News
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Pamela Palmater | The least Canada can do is step up and work with First Nations to implement a more fulsome response that is grounded in the human rights of First Nations.
Blog
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Alfredo Barahona | Oscar Romero was assassinated 40 years ago because of his unequivocal opposition to the violation of human rights in El Salvador, military repression and extreme poverty.
Blog
San Luis de Palenque, Colombia. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | Concerns are being raised about a Toronto-based oil company's contract with the Colombian army following community protests against its operations.
Podcast
Nora Sandigo. Image: Gilad Cohen
Gilad Cohen, Simona Ramkisson, Brandon Fragomeni, Alex Castellani, Ron Ma | Nora Sandigo's story as the legal guardian of 2,000 undocumented migrant children is the focus of the documentary "The Great Mother." She talks about the moment she knew she had to take action.