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Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child regarding Children’s Rights and Alternative Care June 30, 2021 Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Committee on the Rights of the Child ahead of its upcoming Day of…
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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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Human Rights Watch makes this submission in response to the request for contributions for your study on the rights of the Indigenous child. This submission is based on research conducted by Human Rights Watch in Australia, Canada, Colombia, Indonesia, New…
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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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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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Daevon was just four months old when he entered Toronto’s Immigration Holding Centre in October 2014. He spent six months there. Born in Canada, he’s a Canadian citizen but was there because authorities had rejected his mother’s refugee claim and were…
Canadian children whose parents are in immigration detention can either accompany their parents in detention as de facto detainees, without the legal safeguards protecting children who are in formal detention, or be separated from their detained parents.
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Canada has long been at the forefront of advocating for respect for humanity in war, and by signing the Safe Schools Declaration yesterday, took an important step toward making the lives of children in conflict safer.  It became the 59th country to sign…
Lieutenant-General Roméo Antonius Dallaire (L) and Canada's International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau following the announcement that Canada would sign the Safe Schools Declaration, February 21, 2017.
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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 (GCPEA). The…