Human rights, civil rights

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Man at the Airport

When revolution and war broke out in his home country in 2011, Hassan Al Kontar was a young Syrian living and working in the UAE. A conscientious objector, he refused to return to Syria for compulsory ...

Orwell in Cuba

By (author) Frédérick Lavoie
Translated by Donald Winkler
Categories: Human rights, civil rights

Orwell in Cuba: How 1984 Came to Be Published in Castro’s Twilight is a personal account of today’s Cuba at a pivotal point in its history, with the Castro brothers passing power on to a new generation. ...

Enemy Alien

This graphic history tells the story of Canada’s first national internment operations through the eyes of John Boychuk, an internee held in Kapuskasing from 1914 to 1917. The story is based on Boychuk’s ...

A Samaritan State Revisited

A Samaritan State Revisited brings together emerging and leading scholars to reflect on the history of Canada’s overseas aid and interrogate the many complex factors that affect future aid development. ...

The Sleeping Giant Awakens

Confronting the truths of Canada’s Indian residential school system has been likened to waking a sleeping giant. In The Sleeping Giant Awakens, David B. MacDonald uses genocide as an analytical tool ...

Gender Equality & Inequality

Understand the history of inequality and persecution that surrounds gender and sexual orientation. Students will recognize that equality is the state of equal access to opportunities and resources, regardless ...

Power Shift

Bestselling author, journalist, and human rights activist Sally Armstrong argues that humankind requires the equal status of women and girls. Drawing on anthropology, social science, literature, politics, ...

Debating Rights Inflation in Canada

Human rights has become the dominant vernacular for framing social problems around the world. In this book, Dominique Clément presents a paradox in politics, law, and social practice: he argues that ...

The Challenge of Children's Rights for Canada, 2nd edition

More than a quarter of a century has passed since Canada promised to recognize and respect the rights of children under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Ratification of the Convention ...

Shifting the Liberal Human Rights Regime

This timely book argues that the way that states frame migration rights is increasingly falling out of step with modern realities. With the number of environmentally displaced people set to rise dramatically, ...