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Briefing on Food Security in Northern Communities

Human Rights Watch is an independent, international organization conducting research and advocacy in some 100 countries worldwide. In 2020, Human Rights Watch released a report, “‘My Fear is Losing Everything’: The Climate Crisis and First Nations’ Right…
Weenusk First Nation member, Mike Wabano, sets up camp for caribou hunting on a frozen river near Peawanuck, December 14, 2019. As a result of warming temperatures, ice and snow cover is often thinner and more unstable.
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Neskantaga First Nation

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, I write to you today to express Human Rights Watch’s deep concern that Neskantaga First Nation is once more in a state of emergency due to its inadequate water infrastructure…
Roxanne Moonias, mother to an infant with a chronic illness, demonstrates one of the steps she takes to ensure her baby is not exposed to contaminants in the water.
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Dear Minister Hussen:
 
 We refer to our communication to you of May 8, 2017, where we asked the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to expedite consideration of the seven asylum-seekers in Hong Kong who sheltered Edward Snowden in…
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Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,
 
 We write to encourage your support for the creation of an independent ombudsperson’s office for the receipt of complaints concerning the overseas operations of the Canadian extractive sector.
 
 Canada’s…
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Dear Ministers Freeland, Sajjan and Bibeau,
 
 As members of the Canadian International Education Policy Working Group (CIEPWG) and the International Child Protection Network of Canada (ICPNC), we are writing to commend the Government of Canada…
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
 
 Office of the Prime Minister
 
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Washington, D.C., June 26, 2014   Hector Timerman, Foreign Affairs Minister of Argentina Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Foreign Affairs Minister of Brazil Heraldo Muñoz, Foreign Affairs Minister of Chile María Ángela Holguín, Foreign Affairs Minister of…
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Letter to Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety

The Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., Q.C., M.P. Minister of Public Safety Suite 306, Justice Building House of Commons Ottawa. Ontario KlA 0A6 Dear Minister: We are writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch to request that you take immediate steps to…
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Honorable Camilo Escalona Medina, Presidente del Senado Honorable Nicolás Monckeberg Díaz, Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Honorable Hernán Larraín Fernández, Presidente de la Comisión de Constitución, Legislación, Justicia y…
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March 16, 2012 Dear Member of Parliament: Human Rights Watch is writing to raise concerns about certain provisions of proposed Bill C-31, Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, that we believe are harmful to refugees and asylum seekers and…