BC Civil Liberties Association

The BC Civil Liberties Association was established in 1962. We are funded by the Law Foundation of BC and by citizens who believe in what we do. Our mandate is to preserve, defend, maintain and extend civil liberties and human rights in British Columbia and across Canada.

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Medical treatment should be provided in a way that respects the dignity and autonomy of the individual being treated.
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Police officers are granted many powers not legally available to other citizens. In order to ensure that police powers are exercised responsibly strong oversight, transparency and accountability laws and policies are ...
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Prisons should be managed in a way that ensures prisoners are treated fairly, humanely and equitably.
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The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees citizens fair process in criminal trials, but what about other venues? Government interactions with citizens must respect basic principles of fairness and process.
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Children's rights are the human rights of children with particular attention to the rights of special protection and care afforded to the young.
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The rights of the individual require protection from discrimination that is treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit.
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Freedom of speech challenges take many forms, including such diverse issues as media ownership concentration, sign bylaws, defamation suits, and aggressive policing of protests.
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When the police take individuals under their charge they are required to provide them with an adequate level of care. This report seeks to gain a better understanding of police-involved deaths and to provide specific ...
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Individuals should have control over their personal information and who has access to it; privacy rights must be respected by business and government.
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Drug addiction should be considered a health issue rather than a criminal issue.
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