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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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Serious Concerns Raised by UN Regarding Systemic Discrimination Faced by African Nova Scotian Sep 25, 2017

After visiting Nova Scotia and other parts of Canada last fall, a United Nations working group is raising serious concerns regarding ongoing systemic discrimination faced by people of African descent.

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Independent Expert to Examine Police Street Check Data Sep 18, 2017

Dr. Scot Wortley has been selected by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission as the independent expert to examine police street check data related to persons of African descent. (see full bio below).

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10th Anniversary United Nations’ Rights of Indigenous People: Indigenous Rights in Nova Scotia Sep 13, 2017

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission works to protect and promote the rights of Nova Scotia’s Indigenous people. The Nova Scotia Human Rights Act provides protections for people if there is discrimination against them based on ethnic, national or aboriginal origin.

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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.