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Definition: The rights and freedoms that citizens enjoy in a democracy. Also known as 'civil rights', they can be thought of as the rights and freedoms that protect individuals from the government. Common civil liberties include freedom of association, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech, and additionally, the right to due process, to fair trial, to own property and to privacy.
See also keywords:  Charter of Rights, Human rights

Alberta Resources

A publication of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre.

Related keywords: Charter of Rights, Civil liberties, Disabilities, Human rights

The Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre is a Canadian non-governmental, non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Calgary which undertakes research on contemporary civil liberties and human rights issues that are of concern to Albertans. The projects are diverse - from proposals for reform of human rights legislation, to a report on citizen complaints about police conduct, to a manual for lawyers who represent mentally disabled clients. Staff and volunteers make presentations on a wide range of civil liberties and human rights topics.

Related keywords: Civil liberties, Human rights, Law reform, Research reports and institutes

The Research Centre undertakes research on contemporary civil liberties and human rights issues that are of concern to Albertans.The Centre responds to members of the public who call with questions about civil liberties and human rights.  They receive hundreds of calls every year, and provide information or refer callers to other resources.

Related keywords: Charter of Rights, Civil liberties, Human rights

If you’re planning to demonstrate, be safe, be careful, and know your rights. Download a 1-page pdf prepared by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association that outlines your rights and responsibilities at protests in Canada.

Related keywords: Charter of Rights, Civil liberties

This report prepared by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre discusses the rights of adults (persons who are 18 years or older) who have been accused or convicted of crimes and are either being held in custody in Alberta jails or correctional institutions or being supervised in the community by correctional authorities (for example, those released on bail, parole or other forms of conditional release).

Related keywords: Charter of Rights, Civil liberties, Parole

This website was developed by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre with the assistance of a number of Alberta organizations who serve the LGBT community. It offers information and resources for LGBT youth.

Related keywords: Bullying, Civil liberties, Harassment

Canada/Federal

Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (CCLET) is a non-profit research and educational organization created by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. CCLET’s function is to introduce Canadians to the exploration of civil liberties and to help in the development of democratic habits. Website includes a section of resources for teachers.

Related keywords: Civil liberties, Classroom materials

Ad IDEM is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of free expression in Canada and abroad. Their aim is to achieve this objective through: public and professional education; advocacy and law reform initiative; and cooperation with related professional organizations.

Related keywords: Civil liberties, Communications and media, Lawyers

The CCLA fights for the civil liberties, human rights, and democratic freedoms of all people across Canada. Founded in 1964, they are an independent, national, nongovernmental organization, working in the courts, before legislative committees, in the classrooms, and in the streets, protecting the rights and freedoms cherished by Canadians and entrenched in our Constitution.

Related keywords: Charter of Rights, Civil liberties

Created by the BC Civil Liberties Association, the overall theme of The Citizenship Handbook is citizenship, and its rights and responsiblities. It is hoped to encourage citizens - both individually and in groups - to become more involved in the democratic life of their communities.
Related keywords: Citizenship and nationality, Civil liberties

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