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International Human Rights Day

Across Saskatchewan, throughout Canada, and around the world, today, December 10, is International Human Rights Day. This day marks the anniversary of the General Assembly of the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. In recognition of the atrocities of…

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Access to Public Transportation a Concern for People with Disabilities

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) is calling attention to concerns with accessible public transportation as part of the 2012 International Day for People with Disabilities. The United Nations has declared the theme for this day as, “removing barriers to create an inclusive and…

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Canada's Highest Court Supports the Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities

A unanimous decision released by the Supreme Court of Canada supports the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission’s (SHRC) position that meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities is a human rights issue. The SHRC intervened in the Moore v. British Columbia (Education) case where…

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Human Rights in Saskatchewan

It's the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission's job to discourage and eliminate discrimination. It does that in three ways:

  • Investigates complaints of discrimination
  • Promotes and approves equity programs
  • Educates people about human rights law in Saskatchewan

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