Feature Articles

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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Community Partnership: Rhythm & Rights Program for Youth Sep 09, 2022

The Human Rights Commission is excited to announce the launch of a program for youth aged 12-19 in partnership with the Dartmouth-based MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning.

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Disability Rights Board of Inquiry Resumes Sep 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, September 13.

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Bryan Report: Recommendations on Collecting Race-based Police Data Sep 01, 2022

The Province is accepting all recommendations by the committee established to review models for gathering race-based information from police stops. 

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National Acadian Day Aug 11, 2022

Since 1881, Acadians have celebrated National Acadian Day on August 15. The federal and provincial governments officially recognized National Acadian Day in 2003 and 2004 respectively. It is a celebration of the cultural vitality and enduring heritage of the Acadian people.

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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.