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

  • The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    Available in the following formats:
  • Printed versions are also available in the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, 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.
  • 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.
  • Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    Available in PDF format only.
  • Canadian Bill of Rights
    Available in the following formats:
    • Certificate (23 cm x 28 cm)
    • Poster (46 cm x 60 cm)
  • Requests for alternative formats will be considered.

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)
  • Interim Report in follow-up to the review of Canada's Sixth and Seventh Reports (Submitted in 2010)

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)
  • 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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