Mapping the Achievements of Civil Society - Thematic Report by Former UN Special Rapporteur on Free Assembly, Maina Kiai

June 2017 - Report by Maina Kiai, former UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

In his final thematic report, Maina Kiai addresses: Has civil society made the world a better place? Where and when has civil society made concrete and identifiable achievements? What would the world look like without civil society?

Below is an excerpt from the report presentation:

21 leading organizations ask government to enact panel recommendations on freedom of speech for charities and income tax law reform

Today, 21 leading charities and non-profit organizations reacted to a new independent Expert Panel Report by requesting the federal government immediately table a bill to implement the recommendations it provides.

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

Progress in ending the brutal worldwide scourge of torture requires ensuring accountability for this terrible crime.

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.

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

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

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