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

September 9, 2021 – Registration is open for this event:  From the Field: Building a Career in Human Rights With Vicki Prais

July 1, 2021 – Read CLAIHR’s Canada Day Statement on residential schools.

March 2, 2021 – CLAIHR sends a letter to PM Trudeau urging him to stand up for people over corporate profits at the WTO and support the waiver of IP rights for COVID-19 treatments.

March 1, 2021 – Ontario Taskforce recommends mandatory disclosure of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks for publicly traded companies – read CLAIHR’s response.

December 10, 2020 – Read CLAIHR’s 2019-2020 Annual Report.

From the Field: Building a Career in Human Rights With Vicki Prais

Friday, September […]

Screening of The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

Thursday, June 17, […]

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?” […]