News from The Guardian
The report notes a decline in recent months but highlights one incident in which a 16-year-old Syrian refugee was left in solitary confinement for three weeks.
Taking their lead from a 2014 court decision, an increasing number of people are disavowing their pledge to the monarch, a subject on which Canadians are split.
The United Nations committee has expressed concern that a lack of oversight and safeguarding measures could lead to rights abuses and unlawful deportations.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and Amnesty International Canada (AIC) are among the groups that will plead their case before the UN human rights committee.
An International Monetary Fund study indicates that the stagnating incomes of the poor and middle classes could have been instrumental in the financial crisis.
Criticism of anti-terror bill C-51 has united a diverse array of prominent opponents, as many fear the legislation creates the potential for a police state.
This week a 23-year-old Afghan man became the first person to be granted asylum in England on the basis of his atheism.
UK Lawyers will be given financial incentives to encourage clients to plead guilty early under government reforms to legal aid but will lose money if cases go to trial, according to solicitors in England.
This writer, on the UK's possible adoption of "cashless" debit cards for social assistance, says they should be adopted only if the card user, not the state, is to decide how the money is spent.
An article in Britain's The Guardian asks, what if cutting legal aid is actually going to cost more than it saves?