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CLD’s Initial Input for Consultations on Canada’s OGP National Action Plan

CLD’s Initial Input for Consultations on Canada’s OGP National Action Plan
16 October 2020. CLD has submitted initial input for the idea-generation phase of consultations hosted by the Government of Canada as part of preparations for Canada’s fifth Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan. The text of our submission is available below.   Centre for Law and Democracy16 October 2020Initial

Hong Kong: Joint Statement Calling for Canadian Government Action

Hong Kong: Joint Statement Calling for Canadian Government Action
15 October 2020. CLD joins with community leaders, over 50 other Canadian civil society groups and over 50 parliamentarians in calling for Canadian government action to sanction Chinese and Hong Kong officials and protect Hong Kongers at risk of political persecution. The statement is as follows: Joint statement calling for

Joint Statement on International Right to Know Day: Right to Information is Crucial in a Crisis

Joint Statement on International Right to Know Day: Right to Information is Crucial in a Crisis
28 September 2020. On this International Right to Know Day, the Centre for Law and Democracy joins with other civil society organisations from around the world in calling on governments to avoid using the COVID-19 crisis as a pretext for limiting the right to information. Instead, we are urging governments

What We Do



The Centre for Law and Democracy believes in a world in which robust respect for all human rights underpins strong participatory democracy at all levels of governance – local, national, regional and international – leading to social justice and equality.

We work to promote, protect and develop those human rights which serve as the foundation for or underpin democracy, including the rights to freedom of expression, to vote and participate in governance, to access information and to freedom of assembly and association.

CLD works collaboratively with NGOs around the world, on a consultancy or small project basis, to carry out projects aimed at boosting respect for key human rights. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have a project which you feel might benefit from our specialised legal and policy expertise.