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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Symonds v. Halifax Regional Municipality Board of Inquiry Decision May 05, 2021

An independent human rights board of inquiry has found that a Halifax man was discriminated against by police when ticketed for jaywalking.

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Human Rights Commission Calls for Respect for the Dignity and Rights of Indigenous People Apr 30, 2021

In light of numerous recent and ongoing claims of discrimination against members of Mi’kmaq communities in Nova Scotia the Human Rights Commission is calling on the public to respect the human rights and dignity of all L’nu and other Indigenous people.

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Protecting Access to Rental Accommodations Apr 26, 2021

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is asking landlords to pay close attention to the human rights of prospective tenants.

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Statement: Commission Condemns Discrimination Mar 31, 2021

In light of recent events that have prompted calls for action from community, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission wants to reiterate its condemnation of anti-Black, anti-Indigenous, and anti-Asian racism.

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Introducing: Mi’kmaq/Indigenous Education Officer Feb 03, 2021

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission would like to introduce you to our  Mi’kmaq/Indigenous Education Officer. Tanaysha Sack works out of  Membertou, Cape Breton.

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Message from the Chair: African Heritage Month Feb 01, 2021

February marks African Heritage Month in Canada and provides many opportunities for us to enrich our understanding of Black and African Nova Scotian culture and history.