CCLA welcomes Bill C-16, which expands Canada’s equality law to explicitly protect individuals from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. It also ensures that offences against trans people on this basis are treated as hate crimes. By amending the Canadian Human Rights Act, Bill C-16 clarifies that discrimination against trans people will not […]
Over the past number of years, crowd-control weapons (CCWs) are increasingly being used in responding to popular protests. In a joint report “Lethal in Disguise: The Health Consequences of Crowd-Control Weapons”, International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) have documented the health consequences of these weapons. The report aims to raise awareness about the …
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Montreal, QC — This Wednesday, May 4, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) will launch a new report in Canada on the health consequences of crowd control weapons, published in collaboration with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) of which CCLA is a member. […]
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