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Canadian Bar Association launches Child Rights Toolkit

Inspired by the need to improve children’s access to justice in Canada, the Toolkit is for professionals working in legal and administrative decision-making who want to better understand and implement a child rights based approach in practice and strengthen their advocacy for children. Discover the toolkit


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Calls for action on Indigenous rights on anniversary of UNDRIP adoption by the UN

Thursday, September 14th marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). According to the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the UNDRIP provides a crucial framework to achieve reconciliation. Such a human rights-­‐based approach is essential to address the MORE


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Canadian Bar Association Child Rights Toolkit available

The Canadian Bar Association: Child Rights Toolkit was inspired by the need to improve children’s access to justice in Canada. It is designed for professionals working in legal and administrative decision-making who want to better understand and implement a child rights based approach in practice and strengthen their advocacy for MORE


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Federal human rights tribunal order on Jordan’s Principle

In May the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal issued its fourth order, calling on the federal government to fully implement Jordan’s Principle, to end discrimination against indigenous children in public services. This is a follow-up to the January 2016 Tribunal ruling that found the Canadian government is racially discriminating against 163,000 First MORE


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First Call urges Senate to pass Bill S-206 to repeal section 43 to end physical punishment of children

First Call recently sent a letter to all Canadian senators, asking them to support Bill S-206, which would repeal section 43 of the Criminal Code. Section 43, also known as the “spanking law,” permits the use of force for disciplining children by parents and persons standing in place of parents. MORE