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. 


Hello I Am Human Name Tag Artwork by Jillian Connors

Nova Scotia Youth Art - Human Rights Jan 03, 2018

For the 50th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, youth aged 12-24 from across Nova Scotia submitted work on what human rights means to them.

Nova Scotia Human Rights Placeholder Article Image

Settlement reached in Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Complaint by Liane Tessier Dec 18, 2017

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (NSHRC), Halifax Regional Municipality, and Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) have settled a complaint filed by Liane Tessier alleging historic systemic discrimination based on gender.

Premier Stephen McNeil presents award to Joshua Cochrane

2017 Human Rights Awards - Recipients Dec 07, 2017

Each year, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission recognizes Nova Scotians nominated by their peers for work in the field of human rights, social justice and advocacy. This year is particularly special, given it is the commission’s 50th anniversary – the organization was established in 1967.

1967 Nova Scotia Human Commission standing in front of Nova Scotia Province House

1967-2017 - 50th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Nov 25, 2017

The Nova Scotia Human Commission was established in 1967 due to the racism faced by African Nova Scotians. Over the last 50 years, the Commission has assisted Nova Scotians facing discrimination and promoted respect for human rights and inclusivity in our province.

Starting the Conversation with Scot Wortley poster

Community Conversations with Dr. Scot Wortley on Street Checks Oct 31, 2017

On September 18, 2017, The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission announced that it had selected Dr. Scot Wortley as the independent expert to examine Halifax police street check data related to persons of African descent.

Gender Markers and ID Documents Poster

Gender Markers and ID Documents: Community Consultation Oct 26, 2017

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and South House are partnering to hold a community consultation session about gender markers on ID documents. Have you encountered obstacles or challenges in changing your gender marker on your Nova Scotia ID?