Publications

The following publications are available from the Human Rights Program. Some are available online, in HTML and/or PDF versions. Printed copies or alternative formats of certain documents are also available. Due to limited inventory, the Human Rights Program reserves the right to limit the number of copies provided.

To obtain any of the following publications please complete and submit this online order form. Please note that we can only mail to addresses within Canada.

  1. General
  2. International Human Rights Instruments
  3. Canada's Reports to the United Nations

1. General

  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (HTML version)
    Also available: certificate (28 cm x 34 cm); poster (46 cm x 58 cm); Braille; CD-ROM. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms may not be available in certain languages in both certificate and poster formats. Requested copies will be accommodated per the available inventory.
  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (PDF version. 1.15 MB)
  • Printed versions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are also available in the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, Chinese-Simplified-Mandarin, Chinese-Traditional-Cantonese, Cree (Central), Creole, Croatian, Dutch, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mi'kmaq, Oji (Cree), Ojibway, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.
  • Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    (Includes a complete text of the Charter and a discussion of its meaning)
    Available in printed and PDF formats and CD-ROM.  Requests for alternative formats will be considered.
  • Canadian Bill of Rights
    Also available: certificate (23 cm x 28 cm), poster (46 cm x 60 cm), Braille
  • It's Your Right! – Teacher's Manual (Available in PDF format only)
  • It’s Your Right! – Student’s Guide (Available in PDF format only)

2. International Human Rights Instruments

3. Canada's Reports to the United Nations

All reports are available in printed format. Only the most recent reports to the United Nations Committees are included here and are available online, in HTML and/or PDF versions.

Core Document to accompany all of Canada's Reports
(Basic reference document on Canada's political system for use by United Nations Human Rights Committees reviewing Canada's reports)

Reports on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Reports on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Reports on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

  • Sixth and Seventh Reports of Canada on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (Covering the period 1999-2006)
    (HTML Version | PDF Version, 1.36 MB)
  • Interim Report in follow-up to the review of Canada's Sixth and Seventh Reports (Submitted in 2010)
    (HTML Version | PDF Version, 125 KB)

Reports on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Punishment or Treatment

Reports on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • Third and Fourth Reports of Canada on the Convention on the Rights of the Child
    (Covering the period 1998–2007) (HTML Version | PDF Version, 1.21 MB)
  • Second Report of Canada on the Convention on the Rights of the Child
    (Covering the period 1993-1997) (HTML Version)

Report on the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography

Report on the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

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