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

December 14, 2018

Abby Deshman Director of Criminal Justice Program  adeshman@ccla.org         Michael Bryant Executive Director and General Counsel mbryant@ccla.org         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 […]

Mass Surveillance INCLO Case Continues

December 11, 2018

Mass surveillance violates international privacy rights and is fundamentally incompatible with the rights to free speech and free association that lie at the heart of strong democracies. This year CCLA and our international partners won a victory when the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the UK’s historical practice of bulk surveillance violated rights […]

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 […]