Press Release

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CCLA Wins Important Battle Against Feds on Solitary Confinement

December 17, 2018

For immediate release — The feds were scolded today by the Chief Justice of Ontario and its highest court, which rejected Canada’s request for another 7 months to fix their unconstitutional solitary confinement law. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association succeeded in having parts of the federal law struck down in late 2017, after which the […]

UPDATE: CCLA and ETFO sex-ed legal challenges to be heard in January

November 22, 2018

The Divisional Court determined the other week that the applications of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario will be heard together. CCLA has originally secured a date of Sept. 24 before the Divisional Court, but now both applications will be heard in November. 

Court Cases

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A Victory For Democratic Rights at the Supreme Court

January 11, 2019

Rob De Luca Director of Democracy and the Rule of Law Program         Today, the Supreme Court of Canada has released its long awaited decision in Frank v Canada, striking provisions of the former Canada Elections Act that had prohibited certain non-resident Canadians citizens from voting in federal elections.   The […]

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WHAMMY! Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Canada’s Ugliest Populist Criminal Law

December 14, 2018

Abby Deshman Director of Criminal Justice Program         Michael Bryant Executive Director and General Counsel         Whammy!  It’s not everyday that civil libertarians hit a home run in the Supreme Court of Canada.  But thanks to some painstakingly strategic litigation and jurisprudence; thanks to great advocacy (by […]

Positions & Reports

INCLO Report Release: Defending Dissent: State Practices that Protect and Promote the Right to Protest

June 27, 2018

New international report makes recommendations on how the rights to protest can be protected and promoted by governments. (27 June 2018 — Geneva, Switzerland) The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) and the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School (IHRC) launched a report today that provides practical guidance on […]

INCLO Launches New Report: “Unanswered Questions – International Intelligence Sharing”

June 11, 2018

New report reveals lack of transparency of intelligence sharing agreements at the international level. (June 11, 2018) – A year ago, ten members of the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) launched a global public information campaign, asking for our national governments to provide information about the current agreements intelligence service agencies have with […]