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Media Release: International human rights organizations call for release of Khurram Parvez after one year of arbitrary detention

Today marks one-year since the Indian authorities arrested Khurram Parvez a widely respected human rights defender. Yesterday, leading human rights organizations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and others said “the Indian authorities must release Parvez immediately...


Media Release: Activists Dominate Canada Pension Plan Meetings Across the Country

Throughout the month of October, dozens of activists showed up across the country at the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Investment’s biannual public stakeholder meetings. Activists in at least six cities (Vancouver, London, Halifax, St. Johns, Regina, and Winnipeg)...


Media Release & Actions: No Canadian military intervention in Haiti, demands public letter

“Most Haitians are opposed to another foreign military intervention”, said Bianca Mugyenyi, Director of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute. “They have been calling for Canada and the US to respect their sovereignty and stop dictating to them, not another...


Release: Rallies planned across the country to call for peace not war

Rallies are planned across the country to call on the federal government to fund peace not war. From Saturday, October 15 to Sunday, October 23, peace groups will be on the streets in nine cities to demand the Trudeau...


Media Release: Local and National organizations call upon the City of Calgary to “Keep CAF Out of Calgary”

CAF’s complicity with and profiteering from Israeli apartheid, illegal annexation of Palestinian land and ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population has been well researched and documented by activists in Calgary and across the globe. This campaign is a call...


Media Release: Faculty and civil society groups raise human rights concerns after Canadian university presidents tour Israel

In late August, approximately two dozen Canadian university Presidents and other university administrators participated in a trip to Israel. The delegation included Presidents from Concordia University, Dalhousie University, University of Manitoba, McGill University, University of Ottawa, University of Waterloo,...


105 organisations soumettent à la base de données de l’ONU l’entreprise de colonisation illégale de WSP basée à Montréal, appelant le nouveau haut-commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme à faire enquête

Aujourd'hui, Al-Haq et Just Peace Advocates ont soumis un rapport au nouveau Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, Volker Türk, demandant que WSP Global Inc. (WSP), une entreprise canadienne, soit incluse dans la base de données des...


105 Organizations Submit on WSP’s Illegal Settlement Enterprise to UN Database, Calling New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to Investigate

Today, Al-Haq and Just Peace Advocates submitted a report to the newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, calling for WSP Global Inc. (WSP), a Canadian company, to be included to the UN database of businesses operating in illegal...


As NDP Caucus gathers civil society calls on party to withdraw from Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group

As the NDP caucus gathers in Halifax, the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and Just Peace Advocates is releasing a public letter signed by dozens of groups as well as rock legend Roger Waters and academic Noam Chomsky telling Jagmeet Singh...


Media Release: Metrobus Ads Denounce Apartheid practices of Israeli Government  

Solidarity with Palestine – St. John’s recently put ads on 3 Metrobuses covering  routes in St. John’s and Mount Pearl denouncing apartheid practices of the Israeli government.  The local human rights group joins several international human rights organizations in...