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Topics: Protection of human rights

Events

Gala 2022: Raising Our Voices

Save the date:
November 17, 2022

Cost: Virtual tickets start at $25, in-person tickets $500

Location: Buhler Hall

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A rainbow crosswalk in front of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on a sunny day

Exhibitions

Climate Justice

June 2022 to June 2024

This new exhibit explores the connections between human rights and climate change.

A crowd of youth hold protest signs and stand behind a large banner that reads “La Terre Mère,” or “mother earth” in English.

Explore Canada’s proclamation through augmented reality 

August 2019 to March 2023

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A visitor's hands hold a tablet that carries an image of four animated people including a little boy, a young Indigenous woman, a man wearing an apron and a woman judge.

Stories

Star Trek and human rights

By Murray Leeder and Alana Conway

Star Trek has offered an intelligent, socially conscious approach to science fiction since it debuted in 1966. Current Star Trek series feature complex, nuanced perspectives on important human rights matters such as genocide, migrancy and refugees.

A humanoid alien stands next to a wall.

A Canadian flag for equality

By Rémi Courcelles

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A Canadian flag flies atop a large tower. In the foreground stands a statue of a veiled woman carrying a sword.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

This world‐famous declaration is celebrated each year on International Human Rights Day.

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A person holds a large piece of paper covered with text and a large title reading "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

By Armando Perla

The cornerstone of human rights protection in Canada is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter forms part of Canada’s Constitution and came into being on April 17, 1982.

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A Universal commitment

Discover the people of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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