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Myanmar: Note on the 2021 Amendment to the Counter-Terrorism Law

Myanmar: Note on the 2021 Amendment to the Counter-Terrorism Law
26 January 2023. The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) is today releasing a brief Note on a 2021 Amendment to Myanmar’s Counter-Terrorism Law. This Amendment, introduced by the military regime after the February 2021 coup, increased the penalties for a number of vaguely defined expressive acts linked to terrorism

Are You a Law Student Interested in International Human Rights? Summer Internship Applications Now Open

Are You a Law Student Interested in International Human Rights? Summer Internship Applications Now Open
17 January 2023. The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD), an international human rights organisation based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, will host up to four interns for the summer of 2023. The position will involve a range of substantive legal work in areas such as freedom of expression, media law,

Model Training Materials: Hate Speech, Defamation and National Security

Model Training Materials: Hate Speech, Defamation and National Security
20 December 2022. The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) is today releasing a new document, Model Training Materials: Hate Speech, Defamation and National Security. These training materials focus on three commonly applied restrictions on freedom of expression under international human rights law. They are designed as a resource for

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.