This morning in Geneva, CCLA addressed State Delegations at a pre-session of the Universal Periodic Review (“UPR”), organized by the organization UPR-Info. CCLA’s intervention was to update States on our concerns about Canada’s ongoing human rights record, in anticipation of Canada’s Second Universal Periodic Review. Canada, like all member States of the United Nations, participates [...]
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 [...]
Hundreds of thousands of Toronto residents pay local taxes and use city services, but have no say in who represents them, because they are not yet Canadian citizens.
Recently, the City of Toronto’s Community Development and Recreation Committee put forward a request to review “the opportunity to have permanent residents in Toronto be given the right [...]
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association at McGill Law presents…
Civil Liberties at the Movies: Last Chance, a film by Paul Emile d’Entremont
From the National Film Board: Last Chance tells the stories of 5 asylum seekers who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence. They face hurdles integrating into Canada, fear deportation and anxiously [...]
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association denounces the designation of a group of Romanian asylum seekersas “irregular arrivals.” The use of the controversial provision exposes the group of asylum seekers to detention and discrimination in access to citizenship, family reconciliation even in the context where they would obtain refugee status.
Earlier this year, CCLA spoke out to suggest that [...]