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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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MacLean, Livingstone, Delaney and Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia v. Province of Nova Scotia Remedy Decision Dec 05, 2019

Complainants in the matter of Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone, Joseph Delaney and the Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia v. Province of Nova Scotia were awarded damages in the remedy decision issued Dec.

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Street Checks Legal Opinion Oct 18, 2019

Since the Commission’s release of Dr. Wortley’s street checks report there has been considerable questioning surrounding the issue of the legality of street check practices. Dr.

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Symington v. Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Dismissed Oct 15, 2019

The board chair in an independent human rights board of inquiry has dismissed the matter of Kathleen Symington v. Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency today, Oct. 15.

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Access to Rental Accommodations Sep 05, 2019

Intake staff at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission regularly receive inquiries from the public concerning access to rental accommodations. What can you do if you have been discriminated against?

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African Nova Scotian Community Liaison Jul 17, 2019

The Commission is pleased to welcome to our team Tendai Handahu in the role of African Nova Scotian Community Liaison Officer.  African Nova Scotians and persons of African descent wishing to make inquiries of the Commission may choose to contact Tendai directly at 902-424-7282 or 

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Human Rights Complaint Settled Jul 10, 2019

Parties to a human rights complaint have come to a mutually agreeable settlement through a facilitated discussion about the wrong-doing and resulting harms.