Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR) is a charity that has been promoting international human rights from a uniquely Canadian perspective since 1992.  We host events, advocate for policy reform, and serve as a Friend of the Court when matters of international human rights arise.

What’s New

Read CLAIHR’s Submission to the Law Society of Ontario on a minimum wage for articling students here.

Please join us for an Open Meeting on March 5, 2022. CLAIHR invites all interested stakeholders to come, learn how to get involved, and help us define our plans and priorities for the upcoming year and beyond!

Check out what CLAIHR has been up to this year! Read our 2021 Annual Report.

CLAIHR will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on December 10, 2021. The event will feature Tyler Giannini, Harvard Law School, Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director, International Human Rights Clinic, for more information please click here.

Corporations as Good Citizens: Can respect for human rights and the environment be good business?

Wednesday April 20, […]

CLAIHR Open Meeting

Saturday, March 5, […]

305, 2021


Could you patent the sun? – Polio vaccine inventor, Jonas Saulk 

By Harmit Sarai and Karen […]

2304, 2020

Nevsun Resources Ltd. v. Araya: What the Canadian Supreme Court decision means in holding Canadian companies accountable for human rights abuses abroad

By James Yap, CLAIHR President

This post originally appeared on the blog of the Business and […]

703, 2019

Updates from the US-Mexico Border: A Week in the South Texas Family Residential Center

By Heather Cohen, CLAIHR Board Member

“Aren’t I human? Am I not the same as you?” […]