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Canada Will Uphold Military Contract with Saudi Arabia Despite Human Rights Concerns

Canada will not cancel its $14.8 billion military contract with Saudi Arabia, brokered in 2014, through which it supplies the country with light armoured vehicles. The deal has returned to prominence due the Saudi government’s January 2 mass execution of… Continue Reading →

Human Rights Complaint Filed Against Correctional Service of Canada

The West Coast Prison Justice Society is filing a complaint on behalf of inmate Laura Bulyk. Laura, a transgender inmate, alleges that she was subjected to bullying and sexual abuse from both fellow prison inmates and correctional facility staff. The… Continue Reading →

Guatemalans Taking Human Rights Cases to Canadian Courts

Due to the lack of faith in the Guatemalan judicial system, Guatemalans are taking human rights cases against Canadian mining companies to Canadian courts. Lawyers have argued that parent companies such as HudBay Minerals Inc and Tahoe Resources are responsible… Continue Reading →

US Same-Sex Marriage Decision

On June 26, 2015, in a historic decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5–4 that the fourteenth amendment guaranteed the right of same-sex couples to marry and that the states could not deny this constitutional right. Justice Kennedy, writing… Continue Reading →

Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Report

On June 3, 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released their report on Canada’s residential school system and its impact on Canada’s First Nations peoples. The report, 6 years and almost 7000 witnesses in the making, characterizes the… Continue Reading →

Bangladesh: Murder of blogger must be a “wake-up call”

For the second time in the last month, a blogger in Bangladesh was violently murdered because of his writing.   It is believed that Washiqur Rahman’s murder earlier this week was a retaliation for alleged “anti-Islamic” writing; the BBC reports that two… Continue Reading →

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