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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is located on ancestral lands, on Treaty 1 Territory. The Red River Valley is also the birthplace of the Métis. We acknowledge the water in the Museum is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

Topics: Protection of human rights

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Star Trek and human rights

By Murray Leeder and Alana Conway

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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

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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

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A close up of the Canadian Charte of Rights and Freedoms

A Universal commitment

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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 close up of the Canadian Charte of Rights and Freedoms

A Universal commitment

Discover the people of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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