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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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Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov 17, 2023

On November 20 we remember those who have lost their lives as victims of anti-trans violence and stand together in opposition to the hatred at the root of this ongoing threat to the safety of trans people.

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Commission Condemns Hate Speech, Antisemitism, and Islamophobia Nov 09, 2023

Yet again, incidents of hate speech, threats and discrimination are rising as the world responds to conflict.

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Applications Sought for Roster of Independent Human Rights Adjudicators Nov 01, 2023

Qualified lawyers from diverse communities with experience in human rights law are invited to apply to become members of a board of inquiry adjudicator roster for human rights cases. The deadline for applicaions has been extended until midnight, December 16, 2023.

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Mi’kmaq History Month: A Statement from the Chair Sep 29, 2023

2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of October as Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30th

Understanding Truth Sep 27, 2023

When six-year-old Phyllis Webstad was forcibly taken from her grandmother and sent to the Mission School near Williams Lake, British Columbia in 1973, she was stripped of her clothes and made to shower together with other scared young children.

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Appeal Decision Reaffirms Concurrent Jurisdiction in Human Rights Claims Sep 21, 2023

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has confirmed the jurisdiction of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission in matters involving unionized workplaces in a decision released Wednesday, September 20.