What are human rights?

Human rightsuniversal rights based on simply being human (for example, the right to equality)
Civil libertiesrights and freedoms of individuals that protect them against the actions of the state or country (for example, freedom of association)
B.C. Human Rights Codeprovincial legislation that identifies, prohibits and remedies discriminatory treatment. The discrimination is limited to areas such as employment, the provision of services and tenancy
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedomsthe part of the Canadian constitution that outlines the rights of all people in Canada
International Human Rights Treatiesagreements among countries that define and uphold universal human rights

Human rights is fundamentally about human dignity. At the heart of human rights is equality.”

Commissioner Kasari Govender