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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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Two Indigenous Nova Scotian Human Rights Commissioners to Attend United Nations Meeting Jul 07, 2017

Two commissioners with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Chief Andrea Paul and Cheryl Knockwood, will attend a United Nations meeting on the rights of Indigenous peoples in Geneva, Switzerland, from July 10-14.

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Youth Art on Human Rights Appearing in Halifax Transit Buses in July 2017 Jun 30, 2017

If you’re riding a Halifax Transit bus in July 2017, take a look up.

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Yuille v. the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Board of Inquiry Decision Apr 07, 2017

An independent human rights board of inquiry has ruled that the Nova Scotia Health Authority discriminated against Melanie Yuille when it revoked her conditional job offer to work as a registered nurse at the Dartmouth General Hospital.


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New Education Campaign Helps Business Address Consumer Racial Profiling Mar 27, 2017


The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has launched a free online course to help businesses address and prevent consumer racial profiling.