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A vendor prepares his umbrella as hot days continue in Manila, Philippines in April 2024. Sizzling heat across Asia and the Middle East will worsen because of human-caused climate change. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Climate change is a human rights issue

Climate change poses clear risks to human rights around the world. It is essential that people hold governments and decision-makers to account.
A man walks past the Olympic rings in front of the Paris City Hall in July 2023. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Paris 2024 Olympics: How the Games are being used to marginalize the most vulnerable

Sporting events like the Olympic Games claim to promote equality and human dignity, yet are frequently used to marginalize people. Perhaps it’s time to consign Olympism to the dustbin of history.
The Matsqui Institution, a medium-security federal men’s prison in Abbotsford, B.C. The Canadian government plans to amend legislation to allow detained migrants to be held in federal prisons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Detaining migrants in prisons violates human rights and risks abuses

Placing migrants who are not criminals in prisons risks serious violations of their human rights and perpetuates narratives about the criminality of immigrants.
Language matters to law. Changes in how words are used can impact our ability to know about people’s lives and protect their rights. Protestors gather at the Alberta legislature during a rally for trans rights in Edmonton, Feb. 4, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Shifts in how sex and gender identity are defined may alter human rights protections: Canadians deserve to know how and why

Transparent public discussions are needed around how ‘sex,’ ‘gender identity’ and ‘gender expression’ are being defined and given effect in education, law, public policy and beyond.
Demonstrators carry pictures of missing people during a march for the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 24 2024. Juan Ignacio Roncoroni / EPA

Argentina: Javier Milei’s government poses an urgent threat to human rights

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Argentina to commemorate victims of the country’s military dictatorship amid renewed concerns for human rights.

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