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UN singles out BC government on women’s rights (March 2003)

B.C. is not meeting its obligations to women under international human rights law. That was the clear message of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in comments issued recently in New York City. The U.N. Committee singled out the province of British Columbia for criticism in its review of Canada’s […]

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What Do Rights Have To Do With It? (May 2002)

What is the point of talking about human rights in relation to cuts to social programs? This is a moment in Canadian political history when government commitment to social programs is at a low ebb. Frequently, governments defend their decision-making in the area of social programs on the basis of cost saving. Among progressives, one common mode of […]

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Submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (February 2002)

Submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, prepared by the Poverty and Human Rights Project, endorsed by anti-poverty groups and groups representing Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, seniors, children, and women, notifying the treaty body of planned cuts to social assistance and legal aid in British Columbia. Submission to the […]

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