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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
15 January 2021. 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 2021. The position will involve a range of substantive legal work in areas such as freedom of expression, media law,

Myanmar: Analysis of Digital IDs and Human Rights

Myanmar: Analysis of Digital IDs and Human Rights
11 December 2020. The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) is today releasing a Human Rights Analysis of Biometric Digital ID Systems providing insight into the issue of developing a human rights compliant biometric digital ID system. A system of this sort is currently being considered in Myanmar. The Analysis

Standing Up for Journalists’ Rights – A Status from Myanmar

Standing Up for Journalists’ Rights – A Status from Myanmar
10 December 2020. For United Nations Human Rights Day 2020, CLD’s Toby Mendel shared a blog post about media freedom in Myanmar at the website of partner International Media Support. The blog is available here and reproduced below.   Standing up for journalists’ rights – a status from Myanmar Blog

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.