• Canada enjoys a global reputation as a defender of human rights at home and abroad that reflects a solid record on core civil and political rights protections, and a generally progressive approach to economic and social rights. Nonetheless, serious human rights concerns demand remedial action by federal and provincial governments, particularly with regard to the rights of the indigenous peoples of Canada, people impacted abroad by Canada’s extractive industries, and ethnic and religious minorities in Quebec. Recent federal government actions undermining the ability of civil society organizations to engage in advocacy impede progress on a range of human rights issues.


  • Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada
  • Forced Labor and Corporate Responsibility in Eritrea’s Mining Sector
  • A Teenager Imprisoned at Guantanamo