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Canada’s Bail System

A new Report released today from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Set up to Fail: Bail and the Revolving Door of Pre-Trial Detention, argues that Canadian governments need to take urgent action to ensure the bail system returns to legal and constitutional compliance.

Major Reform of Police Record Check Practices Necessary

May 17, 2014 - Toronto - Canadians are being needlessly excluded from educational, volunteer and work opportunities based on irrelevant information disclosed on police record checks, a new report from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association argues. The report, False promises, hidden costs: the case for reframing employment and volunteer police record check practices in Canada, questions the value of widespread police record checks and shines a light on the damaging individual and societal consequences of current practices. New audio recordings documenting numerous individuals' personal experiences of discrimination and exclusion, released under the title Presumption of guilt: the human cost, are also being published today.

UN Review Should Urge Canada To Reform Immigration Detention System

October 5, 2017

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is among national and international human rights groups, led by the International Human Rights Program, saying treatment of children and persons with mental health conditions violates international obligations.   Toronto, October 5, 2017 — A United Nations review of Canada’s human rights record should urge Canada to make concrete commitments to […]

CCLA Announcement: Coalition Calls for Implementation of Loku Inquest Recommendations

October 3, 2017

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is part of a broad-based coalition led by Across Boundaries calling for the implementation of the Andrew Loku Inquest recommendations. “The tragic shooting death of Andrew Loku should never have occurred. It took place within a police culture that raises troubling questions about policing, mental health, systemic racism and other […]

CCLA CALLS ON COURT TO END SOLITARY CONFINEMENT – Hearing Starts September 11th

September 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, Ont. – On September 11th, 13th, 14th and 15th, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) will be before the court challenging the solitary confinement regime in Canadian federal penitentiaries. The challenge seeks to do so to protect individuals from the severe harms of solitary confinement, in particular young adults, inmates in […]

HOW RELIGIOUS TEACHINGS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS: JOINT PRESENTATION BEFORE ARGENTINA’S SUPREME COURT

August 30, 2017

On Wednesday, August 30, the Argentine Supreme Court held a public hearing on the constitutionality of laws permitting religious education in the public schools of Salta province. As friends of the court, Argentine human rights group CELS and five other members of the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) explained how such practices violate […]

CCLA JOINS COALITION OF COMMUNITY AND ADVOCACY GROUPS CALLING FOR ACTION ON POLICE OVERSIGHT

August 16, 2017

Today, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association joins a coalition of community and advocacy groups calling for action on Justice Tulloch’s police oversight recommendations. The following is a re-print of the August 16, 2017 press release issued by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. For immediate release TORONTO – Today, a coalition of community and advocacy groups, […]

Court Denies Canada’s Attempt to Adjourn CCLA’s Segregation Challenge

July 6, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2017 TORONTO, Ont.  ̶   Associate Chief Justice Marrocco ruled today that the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA’s) challenge of segregation (solitary confinement) practices will go ahead, denying a motion by the government to adjourn the case. The hearing will be held, as scheduled, on September 11, 2017. Canada sought to […]

CCLA fighting to preserve segregation challenge and testimony of torture expert

June 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2017 TORONTO, Ont.  ̶  On Thursday June 29th, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) will be in court to ensure that its Charter challenge against Canada’s solitary confinement regime moves forward. CCLA has already presented valuable evidence and expert testimony to the court. The challenge seeks to protect individuals from the harms of […]

Fight the Ban: Canadian Coalition of Lawyers and Advocates Staff Airports

June 29, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fighting the Ban: Canadian Coalition of Lawyers and Advocates Facilitate a Coordinated Effort Across Canada and Beyond Travel and Refugee ban goes into effect June 29, 2017 at 8:00pmEST June 29, 2017 Toronto, ON, Ottawa, ON, Winnipeg, MB, Vancouver, BC – The Canadian Cross-Border Legal Coalition (“CCBLC”) is deploying volunteer lawyers and […]