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Legal and Tactical Guide: Know Your Rights!

This guide is meant to provide basic information on legal issues that Palestinian rights activists may face, and tips on how to navigate them. It provides some generally applicable information and some campus-specific information for student activists.


NOTE: update June 2021


NOTE: we are not affliated with Palestine Legal in the USA.

Any legal information in this resource is intended for general educational purposes and is NOT a substitute for legal advice – federal and provincial laws differ, laws may change, and the application of all laws depends on the specific facts of a case. Make sure to consult with a lawyer before relying on any information you find here.

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Information Bulletins

1. Practical Tips for Activism

Practical Tips for Activism
A one page factsheet on how to prepare, for your actions and campaigns.

2. Free Speech Rights

Free Speech Rights
A factsheet that provides information on things you need to know about free speeech rights and the Canadian law.

3. Human Rights Law

Human Rights Law
A factsheet on what you need to know about human rights with resources.

4. Do’s and Don’t of Demonstrations

04 Dos and Dont of Demonstrations V23
A factsheet to help you in planning a demonstration.

5. How to Make an Information Access Request

How to Make a Freedom Request
A factheet that provides information to assist you in making a freedom of information access request including contacts.

6. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

Factsheet with information regarding Boycott, Divesment and Sanctions (BDS).

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