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Discover all of the current and past human rights news, announcements and events, and see how you can get involved in supporting human rights in the province of Nova Scotia. 

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Chair, Commissioner Reappointments Aug 03, 2022

The Government of Nova Scotia has reappointed two members of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission by an Order in Council which took effect July 29, 2022.

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Marking Emancipation Day Jul 28, 2022

On August 1 we commemorate Emancipation Day, the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British Empire.

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Setting the Bar on Human Rights: Key Cases in African Nova Scotian Communities Jul 26, 2022

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission will host a panel discussion entitled "Setting the Bar on Human Rights: Key Cases in African Nova Scotian Communities"  on Friday July 29 at the National Black Canadian Summit in partnership

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Disability Rights Board of Inquiry Resumes Jul 07, 2022

An independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia, Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone and Joseph Delaney vs. the Province of Nova Scotia will continue Tuesday, July 12.

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Disability Rights Board of Inquiry Resumes Jun 20, 2022

An independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia, Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone and Joseph Delaney vs. the Province of Nova Scotia will continue Monday June 27.

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National Indigenous History Month Jun 08, 2022

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, and an invitation for us to educate ourselves on the lives, teachings and culture of the first people of Mi’kma’ki, and Indigenous communities across the country.