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Commission hosts workshop between Rights & Democracy and the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA)

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November 30, 2006

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Toronto - Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission hosted a full-day workshop on Creating and Strengthening National Human Rights Institutions Abroad: Engaging Canada’s human rights agencies in international cooperation for the promotion of human rights. The Workshop looked at past collaborations between human rights commissions in Canada and others abroad and explored opportunities for new initiatives in partnerships with other Canadian and international actors.

Attendees and speakers included representatives from a number of commissions across Canada, the Canadian International Development Agency, Equitas International Centre for Human Rights Education, as well as national and international representatives from Rights and Democracy, the Montreal-based human rights organization that initiated and led the workshop.