The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has written to Stephen Harper, John Baird and Bal Gosal applauding their public statements supporting human rights in Russia in light of new homophobic legislation passed there recently. One law appears to ban the public expression of support for LGBTQ equality, same-sex marriage, or fundamental rights for LGBTQ people. CCLA [...]
CCLA has provided submissions to the Toronto Police Services Board, urging the Board to put a stop to the police practice of random “street checks” (also known as carding). In addition, CCLA objected to delays in the provision of data and reports on these topics to the Board, given that this information is needed for [...]
World Refugee Day was established by the UN General Assembly in late 2000 and is marked each year on 20 June.
The following statement was made by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees in honour of World Refugee Day 2013
“I have come to Jordan on this World Refugee Day to stand by the people of [...]
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has filed submissions with the Toronto Police Services Board to address racial profiling, and has set out the Association’s position on “street checks.” In its submissions, CCLA states that police stops, demands and recording of a person’s identity without an investigative or legitimate policing purpose (“community engagement” does not qualify [...]
CCLA welcomes the decision released today by the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Pham, affirming the central role that the principle of individualized sentencing should play: that the personal circumstances of an offender are relevant in determining their sentence. The central question on appeal was whether a judge should exercise his or her [...]