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Human Rights 101

This module provides a basic course on rights and responsibilities under the Ontario Human Rights Code. It discusses what you should know about human rights and discrimination, what your rights and responsibilities are under the Code, and how to apply the Code. The module takes about 30 minutes and you are able to get a certificate of completion of the module.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Opportunities for Justice: How can the CCIJ help you?

This section of the CCIJ website explores what measures the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) can take to help survivors of genocide, torture, and other atrocities seek justice and hold perpetrators responsible for their crimes. It looks at criminal prosecutions in Canada and abroad, civil lawsuits in Canada, extraditions, publicity campaigns, and compensation for clients.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Human Trafficking in Canada

This booklet explains what is known about human trafficking, what the law says about it, what Canada is doing about it, and what individuals can do. It lists warning signs indicating that someone may be a trafficked person, may be living in domestic servitude, or is being sexually exploited.

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino

Produced by:

People's Law School

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014

Violence Against Women: Health and Justice for Canadian Muslim Women

This publication focuses on four forms of violence: domestic violence, femicide (honour based violence), forced marriage, and female genital cutting/mutilation (FGM/FGC) in Canada and internationally. It looks at existing legal practices, policies, and community initiatives to combat these forms of violence, and gives suggestions for steps forward.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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Children’s Rights Count

Designed for grade 9 to 12 students and their teachers, this resource provides information on children’s rights.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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Understanding International Law

Designed for grade 9 to 12 students and their teachers, this resource explains the basic principles of international law, including human rights and humanitarian law.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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Myths and Facts 2011

This resource presents misconceptions some Canadians hold about refugees and immigrants, and explains the reality. Some topics dealt with are “line-jumpers,” why real refugees might need to travel on false documents, and whether Canada does more than its share to assist asylum seekers and refugees.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2011