Quebec Civil Liberties Union

Founded in 1963, the Quebec Civil Liberties Union is an independent, non-lucrative, independent and nonpartisan organization which aims to promote and defend the universality, indivisibility and interdependence of rights recognized in the International Declaration of Human Rights. The Quebec Civil Liberties Union is affiliated to the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH).

Throughout its history, the League participated in various struggles against discrimination and abuses of power, in defense of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. Its work has influenced policy and contributed to the creation of institutions dedicated to the defense and promotion of human rights.

She has actively participated in the adoption of the Quebec Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the creation of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse and, later, the Tribunal des droits de la personne, the recognition of the rights of refugees and immigrants, the abolition of death penalty, the democratization of access to justice, the implementation legal assistance and the development of the of child protection system.

Since its foundation, its activities cover the whole population as well as some groups placed in different contexts, in vulnerable situations: refugees and immigrants, native people, women, persons with disabilities, welfare recipients, etc...

The Quebec Civil Liberties Union takes position, works with government authorities or others, both nationally and internationally, to denounce situations of human rights violation. It conducts information activities, training and outreach to publicize as widely as possible the rights issues that may relate to all aspects of life in society.