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

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.

December 4, 2020 – CLAIHR and the International Justice and Human Rights Clinic at UBC’s Allard School of Law intervene in Montejo v Canada 

November 13, 2020CLAIHR files Submission to Canada’s Strategy for Responsible Business Conduct: Canada must adopt mandatory legislative and administrative measures to ensure Canadian corporations do not violate human rights abroad.

Screening of The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

Thursday, June 17, […]

Webinar: Responses to Homelessness in the Time of COVID19

Tuesday, August 18, […]

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?” […]

1005, 2018

Nigeria: What Role for Canada in the Conflict With Boko Haram?

By William Onyeaju, JD candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School

As the Western gaze has shifted away […]