We Need You to Write Letters Today (April 30 & May 1) to Support Bill C273 to Repeal Section 43

Dear Supporters of Repeal of Section 43, Today is the International Day to End Corporal Punishment of Children.  Today, Lao PDR became the 66th country to prohibit all corporal punishment of children. Yesterday, Canada’s Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met to deliberate Bill C-273 which, if passed, will finally repeal section 43 of the …

CCRC Action Webinar: Repealing S.43 of the Criminal Code of Canada

Dear CCRC Members and Friends,  As you know, the CCRC has long supported efforts to repeal s.43 of the Criminal Code of Canada, which allows for the corporal punishment of children. This position is consistent with Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #6 and has been the subject of no less than 17unsuccessful private Members’ Bills …

CCRC March Newsletter

Canada’s response to the fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR4) is now available online on the United Nations Human Rights Council website (OHCHR | Universal Periodic Review – Canada). Ambassador Leslie E. Norton, Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN in Geneva, will be presenting Canada’s response at the Human Rights Council (date to be confirmed). We …

Nov. 3 webinar with Hélène Sioui Trudel from Dr. Julian Foundation

Webinar: Integrated Law Practice: A child’s-rights-based approach to health Date: Friday November 3rd, 2023 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET Speakers: Hélène Sioui Trudel (Lawyer, Mediator Founder of an Innovative Children’s’-Rights-Based Approach to child health) Description: This webinar will address improving global health care access and outcomes for impoverished children in Canada. This webinar will …

Call for input to the report of the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders to the Human Rights Council on child and youth human rights defenders

Purpose: Submissions received will inform the thematic report of the Special Rapporteur on the issue of children and youth who are human rights defenders. The report will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2024. Background Children and young persons are increasingly active in the field of human rights, promoting and protecting the …

Ending Violence Against Children: See what’s planned for April 30 by the Global End Violence Against Children Partnership

On 30 April, the International Day to #EndCorporalPunishment, join the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, and partners around the world to call for an end to violent punishment of children.  Across the world, 4 in 5 children aged 2-14 are subjected to violent forms of punishment and discipline at the hands of parents, caregivers …