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Fundamental Freedoms

The Fundamentals of our Fundamental Freedoms

The Fundamentals of our Fundamental Freedoms: a primer on civil liberties and democracy by A. Alan Borovoy.

Les fondements de nos libertés fondamentales

Les fondements de nos libertés fondamentales: l’abc des libertés civiles et de la démocratie par A. Alan Borovoy Le téléchargé.
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Mohamed Fahmy Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

August 29, 2015

(Credit: HEBA ELKHOLY / THE CANADIAN PRESS) CCLA is deeply disappointed with the outcome today in the case of Canadian journalist Mohammed Fahmy, who was sentenced to three years in prison by an Egyptian court. Mr. Fahmy is a Canadian citizen and journalist who was working for Al Jazeera in Egypt when he was arrested […]

Significant Step for G20 Police Accountability

August 26, 2015

Yesterday, a police tribunal found senior Toronto police officer, Superintendent Mark Fenton, guilty of discreditable conduct and unnecessary exercise of authority for ordering the mass arrest of civilians during the 2010 G20 protests. The tribunal, presided over by retired judge John Hamilton, reaffirmed that police cannot use mass arrests to break up peaceful protests — a […]

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CCLA Welcomes Concluding Observations for Canada by UN Human Rights Committee

July 23, 2015

This morning, the UN Human Rights Committee — the independent treaty body that monitors state implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) — released its concluding observations on Canada. CCLA had provided written submissions to the Committee in advance of the hearings. On July 7th and 8th, CCLA Executive Director and General […]

CCLA & CJFE challenge Bill C-51 in court

CCLA & CJFE mounting Charter challenge against Bill C-51

July 21, 2015

Key sections of Bill C-51 violate Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms TORONTO (July 21, 2015) — The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) are initiating a Charter challenge today against key sections of Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. The legislation presents disturbing implications for free speech, privacy, […]

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CCLA Presents Concerns to the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva

July 6, 2015

CCLA is in Geneva this week to address the UN Human Rights Committee, which is reviewing Canada’s rights record for the first time in a decade. The Committee is comprised of 18 independent experts that monitor government compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.  “This is an important process for Canada to either demonstrate […]

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Bill C-51 has passed but serious human rights concerns have not gone away

June 29, 2015

For immediate release June 29th, 2015 Canadian human rights organizations: Bill C-51 has passed but serious human rights concerns have not gone away When Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act 2015, was tabled in Parliament this spring, Canada’s leading human rights organizations called for the Bill to be withdrawn. Amnesty International, the British Columbia Civil Liberties […]