Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Association
Organization profile published 1984

Year Published:  1984
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2993

The NEWFOUNDLAND-LABRADOR HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION (NLHRA) was founded in 1968 but has had a full-time office (in St.John's) only since 1982. In addition to handling complaints about human rights violations (382 formail complaints in 1982-83), the ASSOCIATION conducts a variety of educational programs. Its annual public seminars have dealt with such topics as children's rights, prisoner's rights, the rights of the handicapped, the need for a coroner in Newfoundland, bankruptcy, prison reform, women's issues, and racism in Newfoundland. Transcripts of these seminars are made available to the public. The ASSOCIATION has also established a Human Rights Research Council to undertake research in specific areas of community concern and provide general linformation on these to the public. It is currently conducting a one-year demonstration project on Human Rights Education in the Schools in selected high schools throughout the province. It is also about to begin publication of a regular newsletter for distribution to its members and the interested public.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1984.

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