The Interfederal Center for Equal Opportunities UNIA is responsible for promoting equal opportunity and combatting discrimination and exclusion at any level federal, regional, provincial, or local. Laws providing for compensation for persons unlawfully detained were enforced.
Human rights organizations raised concerns about the National Security Legislation Amendment Espionage and Foreign Interference Act and the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Actboth passed in July, claiming the new laws, which criminalize leaking and the public release of leaked material, do not adequately define national security.
The criminal courts are responsible for investigating police violations of the law. The law prohibits domestic violence and provides for fines and incarceration. The refugees on board had been fleeing a Nazi round-up in Europe.
Authorities promptly informed detainees of charges against them and provided access to an attorney at public expense if necessary. Postcode: Please enter a valid postcode. The law prohibits arbitrary arrest and detention and provides for the right of any person to challenge the lawfulness of his or her arrest or detention in court; the government generally observed these requirements.
The media characterized the incident as a homophobic attack. Durable Solutions : The government accepted refugees for resettlement from third countries and facilitated local integration including naturalizationparticularly of refugees in protracted situations.
In December the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its final recommendations on what institutions and governments should do to address child sexual abuse and ensure justice for victims.
The government provides an attorney at public expense if needed when defendants face serious criminal charges, and defendants may confront or question witnesses against them and present witnesses and evidence on their behalf. All protestors were released after one hour.
The government investigated public officials for suspected wrongdoing and punished those who committed abuses. The law prohibits arbitrary arrest and detention and provides for the right of any person to challenge the lawfulness of his or her arrest or detention in court, and the government generally observed these requirements.
On January 5, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police RCMP indicted two correctional officers for manslaughter and criminal negligence causing the in-custody death of Matthew Hines, who died from asphyxiation in after being repeatedly pepper sprayed. A person arrested for a criminal offense has the right to a prompt, independent judicial determination of the legality of the detention.
Some employers, particularly in the construction, manufacturing, and information technology sectors, exceeded legal limits on compulsory overtime.
The Interior Ministry renewed an annual agreement with a Jewish group to teach police officers cultural sensitivity, religious tolerance, and the acceptance of minorities. Police training programs addressed sexual or gender-based violence and domestic abuse. Most complaints received during the year were work related and most concerned the termination of employment due to pregnancy.