Promoting and claiming social and economic rights through an inclusive human rights practice

 

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The Toussaint case on right to life of irregular migrants and healthcare

The Tanudjaja Charter challenge to the failure to address homelessness

The National Housing Strategy Act and the right to housing in Canada

The 2019 Toronto Housing Charter and its Implementation Plan

Charter Committee on Poverty Issues Interventions

Social Rights In Canada Community-University Research Project

Publications

What's New

CCPI/CHC/FCJRC and AI/ESCR-Net file facta in Toussaint v Canada

Presentations to Dept of Justice and OGD on National Housing Strategy Act with NRHN and WNHHN

The progressive realization of the right to housing: Paper prepared for the National Housing Council

Three papers on implementing the right to housing under the National Housing Strategy Act

Co-ordinated Legal Action to challenge Canada and other States obstructing #TRIPS Waiver at the #WTO! Letter to Minister NG

CERA and National Right to Housing Network Make first SUBMISSION under the National Housing Strategy Act.

Charities liberated to engage in public policy after groundbreaking decn of Justice Ed Morgan in Canada Without Poverty v Canada


New Publications

Bruce Porter, La interdependencia de · los derechos humanos in Derechos sociales y el momento constituyente de Chile: Perspectivas globales y locales para el debate constitucional (Distrito Global, 2021)

Jackie Dugard, Franziska Sucker & Bruce Porter & Jamie Burton, Supporting the TRIPS COVID-19 waiver is an essential step to support international human rights (Open Global Rights, 2021)

Bruce Porter, Implementing the Right to Adequate Housing Under the National Housing Strategy Act: The International Human Rights Framework (2021) (en francais)

Jackie Dugard, Bruce Porter, Daniela Ikawa and Lilian Chenwi (eds) Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights

Elizabeth McIsaac and Bruce Porter "Housing Rights: Ottawa takes an historic step forward"Literary Review of Canada,(November, 2019)

Martha Jackman & Bruce Porter "Social and Economic Rights" in P. Oliver, P. Macklem and N. Des Rosiers, The Oxford Handbook of the Canadian Constitution (New York, Oxford Univesity Press, 2017) at pp 843-866.

Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter (eds)  Advancing Social Rights in Canada (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014)

From the Archives

1992 Alternative Social Charter 

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The Social Rights Advocacy Centre

A not for profit NGO dedicated to relieving poverty and improving access to adequate food,clothing, housing, education, healthcare and other requirements of dignity, equality and security through human rights research, public education and legal advocacy in Canada and around the world in support of economic, social and cultural rights (social rights).

SRAC

Current Activities

Right to Housing in the National Housing Strategy Act

Grounding Canada's New National Housing Strategy in the Right to Adequate Housing

Powerpoint on Implementing the Right to Housing under the NHSA

See Bruce Porter, Implementing the Right to Adequate Housing Under the National Housing Strategy Act: The International Human Rights Framework (2021)

First SUBMISSION under the NHSA made by CERA and National Right to Housing Network on the arrears and evictions crisis proposing a federal tenant relief benefit.

B Porter and E McIsaac, "Housing Rights: Canada Takes and Historic Step Forward"

Challenging Canada's Failure Implement its Human Rights Obligations in Good Faith: Access to Essential Health Care for Irregular Migrants

Challenging Canada's Failure to Support Vaccine Equity through the TRIPS Waiver at the WTO

Urgent Letter to Minister Ng signed by over 100 organizations and individuals

Media Release November 25 2021

 

Freedom of Expression for Charities

Challenging the Violation of Charities' Right to Freedom of Expression: Canada Without Poverty v. Canada

See the amazing decision. CWP v AG Canada 20180716

Project with CERA!

Implementing the Right to Housing through Community Education and Empowerment: A Community Based Tenant Initiative with the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA)

Powerpoint on applying the right to housing to the arrears/eviction crisis.

New Publication!

Jackie Dugard, Bruce Porter, Daniela Ikawa and Lilian Chenwi (eds) Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020)

Human Rights Cities Project with Maytree

Nevena Dragicevic and Bruce Porter, Human Rights Cities:
The power and potential of local government to act on economic and social rights
(Maytree, December 2020).

The Charter Challenge to Canada's Failure to Address Homelessness:

The Now Famous Charter Challenge to Canada's Failure to Address Homelessness in Tanudjaja et al v. Ontario and Canada For more information on this historic case that was never fully heard click here.

Social Rights Community-University Research Alliance - check out the wealth of information on this website!

Recent Publications

Jackie Dugard, Bruce Porter, Daniela Ikawa and Lilian Chenwi (eds) Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights(Cheltnam: Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming)

Martha Jackman & Bruce Porter "Social and Economic Rights" in P. Oliver, P. Macklem and N. Des Rosiers, The Oxford Handbook of the Canadian Constitution (New York, Oxford Univesity Press, 2017) at pp 843-866.

Check out all of the other SRAC publications and working papers.