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Summary One of the [border] officers said to me : “Canada is a free country for Canadians, not for foreigners.” He seemed very happy to tell me: “You’re going to sleep in jail tonight.” The other officers were laughing about this.… Immigration…
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Summary Joseph Koostachin, 58, remembers when he and his wife Helen, 56, went out on the land to hunt and berry pick with their young children. In the summer, the forests and meadows were lush and the water in the rivers plentiful. The winters were cold…
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  Summary “Please, bring me back to Canada. … Please, forgive me. Let me be who I am, a Canadian.” —Kimberly Polman, Canadian detained in camp for ISIS family members in Northeast Syria More than one year ago, in March 2019, local fighters aided by a…
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Objective of this Guide Many First Nations persons are facing daily challenges just to access safe water for drinking and hygiene—a fundamental human right easily enjoyed by most Canadians. In 2016, Human Rights Watch released a report on First Nations…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
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Summary Canada, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, is also one of the most water-rich. The province of Ontario shares the Great Lakes—which contain 18 percent of the world’s fresh surface water—with the United States. Access to sufficient,…
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 On December 5, 2012, a man walking his dog found the

 murdered body of 16-year-old Summer Star (C.J.) Fowler in a ravine near the

 British Columbia (BC) town of…
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 Hear No Evil
 Forced Labor and Corporate Responsibility in

 Eritrea’s Mining Sector 
 Summary
 Recommendations
 To

 International Mining Firms Operating in Eritrea
 To…
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Cases Involving Diplomatic Assurances against Torture Developments since May 2005 Introduction Austria Mohamed
 Bilasi-Ashri (Update) Canada Lai Cheong
 Sing (Update) Security
 Certificate Cases (Update) Mohammad
 Zeki Mahjoub: Torture…
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Funding the "Final War" LTTE Intimidation and Extortion in the Tamil Diaspora I.
 Summary and Recommendations Methodology Recommendations II. Background War
 in Sri Lanka The
 Tamil Diaspora and Support for the LTTE.. III. A Culture of Fear…
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Still at Risk: Diplomatic Assurances No Safeguard Against Torture Table of Cases Executive Summary The Legal Prohibition against Returns to Risk of Torture and Ill-Treatment International Law.. U.N. Convention against Torture International Covenant on…
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"Empty Promises:" Diplomatic Assurances No Safeguard against Torture TABLE OF CASES INTRODUCTION... DIPLOMATIC ASSURANCES AND THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM... U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture U.N. Human Rights Committee U.N. Committee against Torture U…
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POLICY PARALYSIS: A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED
 HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA      SUMMARY II. ABUSES
 OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS.. HIV/AIDS and
 Abuse of Girls Risks to
 Women and Girls in…
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 May, 2003                                                                                                                   Vol.
 15, No. 2 (B)
 CANADA
 Abusing the User
 Police Misconduct, Harm
 Reduction and HIV/AIDS in…
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On the eve of the Quebec summit of Western hemisphere leaders, Human Rights Watch called for the creation of an independent oversight agency to spur remedial action for workers' rights violations."Trading Away Rights: The Unfulfilled Promise of NAFTA's…