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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Statement from the Chair: Remembering Stonewall, Honoring Pride Jun 28, 2021

The June 28, 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York City are widely acknowledged as a pivotal event in the pursuit of equality in the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

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Statement from the Chair: National Indigenous Peoples Day Jun 21, 2021

Each year during National Indigenous History Month in Canada we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21.

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Statement: Commission Stands with Muslim Community and Calls for Respect for Rights and Dignity Jun 10, 2021

In the wake of the horrific events in London, Ontario where 4 members of a Muslim family were killed and another injured in an act of hatred, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission calls on all Nova Scotians to recognize that everyone has the right to worship freely and without discrimination, i

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Statement from the Chair: Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation’s Horrific Discovery Brings Sorrow to All Canadians Jun 05, 2021

The discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former Indian Residential School in Kamloops, B.C. has been devastating. While most Canadians are shocked and sad to learn of this tragedy for the first time, this latest news is triggering incredible pain for Indigenous people.

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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.