June

Today
Today

CBA calls Victims Bill of Rights Act an important step for victims

While the CBA calls the Victims Bill of Rights Act (Bill C-32) an important step for victims of crime, it is recommending changes to improve the Bill’s ability to withstand possible constitutional scrutiny, protect prosecutorial independence and ensure that the criminal justice system is in fact able to deliver on any rights promised to victims of crime.

An International Development Award for the CBA

he Canadian Bar Association International Development Committee and its partner IBM Business Consulting Services are the winners of the 2007 CHF Award for Improvement of Social Infrastructure, a Canadian Award recognizing outstanding work in international cooperation and development.

COVID-19 Legal and Justice System Updates

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada front offices are closed, meaning that hand-delivered correspondence is no longer accepted. COVID-related measures are in place to grant temporary extensions  Read more.

CBA’s SIRD Project supports toll-free helpline to report human rights violations in Kenya

Protests against heavy handed policing have taken centre stage globally in recent weeks, forcing difficult conversations about the disproportionate use of force by police against ethnic minorities. The calls for reform are louder and closer to home than many might have originally thought. Yet the prevalence of police brutality in developing countries is surging for altogether different reasons.