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Government Response Inadequate as Emissions Rise

Climate change is taking a growing toll on First Nations in Canada, depleting food sources and affecting health. Canada is contributing to the climate crisis, which acutely affects Indigenous peoples who live off the land. Canada should urgently…
A man stands in a snowy landscape

Works that Challenge Authoritarianism, Repression

Click to expand Image The Human Rights Watch Toronto Film…
The Human Rights Watch Toronto Film Festival poster featuring a still from the opening night feature, ‘I Am Not Alone’. The festival will run from January 30 to February 4, 2020.

‘Five Eyes’ Nations Should Support, Not Threaten, Digital Security

(Washington, DC) – The governments that constitute the intelligence partnership known as “The Five Eyes,” will meet on June 26-27, 2017, in Ottawa to discuss how to bypass encryption. The governments may pursue a dangerous strategy that will subvert the…
People sit at computers inside GCHQ, Britain's intelligence agency, in Cheltenham, UK, November 17, 2015.

Commit to Protect Students, Teachers, Schools, and Universities During War

(Paris) The French and Canadian governments should be congratulated for becoming the latest countries to endorse the international political commitment known as the Safe Schools Declaration, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (…
A still from Human Rights Watch’s campaign video calling on France to join the Safe Schools Declaration.

Rising Intolerance Against Muslim Community in Quebec

(Toronto) – The brutal attack on worshippers at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec on January 29, 2017, underscores growing concerns about violent intolerance against Muslims, Human Rights Watch said today. The attack occurred during evening prayers at…
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (front, 2nd R) joins fellow MPs in a moment of silence after delivering a statement on a deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque, in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 30, 201