What are human rights?
|Human rights||universal rights based on simply being human for example, the right to equality.|
|Civil liberties||Rights and freedoms of individuals that protect them against the actions of the state or country for example, freedom of association.|
|B.C. Human Rights Code||provincial 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 Freedoms||the part of the Canadian constitution that outlines the rights of all people in Canada.|
|International Human Rights Treaties||agreements amongst 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