These illustrated guides to rights, produced by the Children and Young People's Commissioner of Scotland and artist Alex Leonard, help children and young people to understand their rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in a clear and visual way. You can access these illustrated guides (one of children and one for young people) on the Children and Young People's Commissioner of Scotland website.
Project ARC, located in Nova Scotia, is a human rights education initiative that uses theatre performances to educate students about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and balancing rights and responsibilities. Project ARC has an all-youth cast who travel to elementary and high schools in Nova Scotia to perform their show about human rights.
The Applicant's Guide provides information on preparing an Application to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) and what will happen after the application is filed. It also provides general information about the Human Rights Code and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
This is a paper that explains what the United Nations is, as well as their goal and mission. It explains how the smaller councils and committees work inside the United Nations and all the different rules to being a member, the rights of voting, and the steps that have to be followed and the rules about the different people who have to be represented.
How does it work?
This is an agreement that talks about respecting the basic rights and freedoms of all humans without discriminating against anyone. This agreement is more specific to those rights for people with disabilities. It mentions what responsibilities the government has toward people with disabilities and what rules they need to follow to make sure that their rights are respected and that there is no discrimination and that people with disabilities have the same respect and chances as everyone else.
This is an agreement that talks about eliminating torture and other bad treatments of human beings by governments around the world. This includes not only physical torture but also mental or psychological torture. It forces governments to stop, prevent, investigate and punish anyone who participates in torture of any kind. This agreement is based on other human rights agreements like the Universal Declaration and the Covenant on Civil and Political rights and the UN Charter that talk about the basic rights of people, their right to equality, freedom, justice and peace in the world.
This guide, produced by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (Crown copyright), is an overview of Part I and Part II of the Ontario Human Rights Code - the provincial law that gives everyone equal rights and opportuniteis without discrimination.
This guide, produced by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (Crown Copyright), provides information about the Ontario Human Rights Code and how to deal with complaints. It is designed to help educators and students to learn about the rights and responsibilities covered in the Ontario Human Rights Code, and includes information and activities.
This pamphlet from the Office of the Nova Scotia Office of the Ombudsman (Youth Services) provides information about the rights of youth in care and custody and how the Youth Ombudsman Rep can help.
This booklet provides information about human rights, specifically for people living in Nova Scotia. The booklet is written and designed to be youth-friendly.