Monthly Archives: October 2016


BCCLA and Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers Launch Legal Challenge

By |October 13th, 2016|Blogs|

On September 26th, 2016, the BCCLA and Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) challenged the current government to protect the rights of Canadians who are facing revocation of their Canadian citizenship based on allegations of misrepresentation. The argument The argument made was that any Canadian in this situation should have a full and fair opportunity [...]

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) Challenges Health and Human Rights in Prisons

By |October 4th, 2016|Blogs|

We have previously written posts that have cited the far-from-humanitarian practices of prisons in Canada. This includes issues regarding the abuse of solitary confinement, the poor treatment towards the mentally ill, as well as the poor treatment of marginalized sectors like indigenous people. This type of treatment in the prison community does nothing to rehabilitate [...]