End travel loan repayment for refugees
For many years, refugee advocates have called for amendments to the Immigration Loans Program, which provides new immigrants and refugees with loans to cover the costs of their relocation to Canada. Refugees make up 98% of Immigration Loans Program users, and the burden of repaying these loans has often hindered their ability to settle in Canada.
Let's ensure Canada's human rights Ombudsperson is effective!
After more than a decade of calling on Canada to require greater transparency and accountability on the part of Canadian companies operating overseas, MCC joins our civil society colleagues and coalition partners in welcoming the government’s announcement to establish a human rights Ombudsperson. If properly implemented, this new position will help hold Canadian companies accountable for human rights violations overseas, provide remedy for victims of abuse, and prevent future harm for communities around the world.
Why support Bill C-262 UNDRIP Act?
After close to 30 years of negotiations, in 2007 the United Nations adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It is an International Human Rights instrument drafted with the input of Indigenous Peoples globally advocating for the recognition of their basic human rights.
No Way to Treat a Child
Every year, the Israeli military prosecutes hundreds of Palestinian children from the occupied West Bank in military courts. At any one time, more than 300 children – some as young as 12 years of age – are held in military detention. They are mostly charged with throwing stones.