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International Human Rights (Human Rights)

Canadian Human Rights Act

  • The Canadian Human Rights Act, initially enacted in 1977 and later amended in 1985 (and current to 2022), ensures equality of opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the following grounds: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in r

Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE): Final Act of Helsinki

  • The Helsinki Final Act was signed on August 1st, 1975, by 35 nations including Canada, the United States, and every European country (aside from Albania).
  • The Act represents the concluding document of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE), which started at Helsinki in 1973, continued in Geneva, and concluded back in Helsinki in 1975.
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly declared and adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) with most members of the United Nations, including Canada, signing the Declaration.
  • The document is used as a tool for teaching, educating and promoting respect for rights and freedoms and serves as a "common standard of achievement for all people and all nations".