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

December 6, 2021 – Check out what CLAIHR has been up to this year! Read our 2021 Annual Report.

November 29, 2021 – 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.

November 18, 2021 – CLAIHR is pleased to partner with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre and Human Rights Watch to present our second and final panel on dignity behind bars: Canada Behind Bars: A Conversation on Immigration Detention.

October 27, 2021 – Please join Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR) and the Law Union of Ontario (LUO) for a panel on the mental health impacts of prison and particularly solitary confinement.

  • Fourth-Pillar

The Fourth Pillar: Community Principles for Business and Human Rights

12-2pm EST, Friday, […]

Canada Behind Bars: A Conversation on Immigration Detention

Thursday, November 18, […]

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?” […]