Six steps Canada must take after embarrassingly long redress for tortured citizens

By Alex Neve and Béatrice Vaugrante, The Globe and Mail, March 20, 2017

Alex Neve is secretary-general of Amnesty International Canada’s English branch. Béatrice Vaugrante is director-general of Amnesty International Canada’s Francophone branch.

The Right to Dissent

The Right to Dissent

The Right to Dissent: A Guide to International Law Obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the right of all persons to participate in public affairs by engaging in criticism, opposition and dissent. The Right to Dissent explains the international legal standards, principles, and jurisprudence protecting rights to dissent and protest as essential human rights.

Canada Revenue Agency monitoring Facebook, Twitter posts of some Canadians

By Elizabeth Thompson, CBC News, January 19, 2017
Agency is increasingly turning to cutting-edge data analysis techniques to improve service and 'compliance'.
David Christopher, of the advocacy group Open Media, said his organization opposes government agencies monitoring what Canadians are saying on social media.

'Rule of law' racism, C-51 and the coming resistance wave

solidarity against pipelines

By Matthew Behrens,, January 19, 2017

It is significant, for those naysayers who claim C-51 will not be used against land and water protectors, to note that at this gathering of corporate security experts, cops and judicial system players, the Anti-Terrorism Act was openly, unashamedly referenced as a point of first resort in response to an undefined "threat" environment. In other words, protecting the planet is clearly being perceived as an act of terrorism by those who exercise the prosecutorial reins of the judicial system...

Tony Clement Wants To Monitor All Canadian Charities For Terror Activity

By Althia Raj, The Huffington Post Canada, 12 September 2016

Canada Without Poverty Launches Charter Challenge to Restrictions on Charities

Canada Without Poverty

On Sept. 6, 2016, Canada Without Poverty, a registered charity that works towards the relief of poverty in Canada, announced is has filed a charter challenge against regulations that limit charities' abilities to carry out political activities.

A human rights policy for Canadian embassies is long overdue

A Memorial to Mariano Abarca in his home in Chicomuselo, Chiapas

By Charis Kamphuis and Danielle Ching.

In June of this year, Amnesty International called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to address the issue of human rights with the Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto during the “Three Amigos Summit.” Amnesty International and other human rights organizations drew attention to the dangers faced by human rights defenders who are threatened,