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BCCLA’s Current Work

In most years the BCCLA participates in more than 40 public events and workshops, is involved in more than 30 active court cases, provides direct assistance to hundreds of individuals, and creates and distributes educational resources for thousands. We are always working on a broad range of civil liberties issues, from police accountability to fighting indefinite solitary confinement in prisons.

Here are just a few of the highest profile issues we are currently working on.

WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR RIGHT NOW

Secret Spy Hearings

In 2014 the BCCLA fought back against illegal spying by filing complaints against the Canadian...

No Justice in Isolation

Challenging “Lockdowns” in Canadian Prisons   On October 12, 2021, the BCCLA filed a lawsuit...

Ban Police Street Checks

For years the BCCLA has been advocating to ban police street checks. Street checks are...

Digital Privacy Rights for Youth

More and more of our lives involve electronic devices. When you slip your phone into...

Immigration Detention Coalition

Canada’s immigration detention regime is inhumane, ineffective, and violates international human rights law. This contract...
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WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR RIGHT NOW

Pro-Palestine community members detail police brutality and suppression; continue calls for arms embargo with Israel

səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Territories (Vancouver, B.C.) Pro-Palestine community members who were...

REMINDER – Media Advisory of Press Conference: Legal, Indigenous, and human rights organizations speak up against police brutality targeting Palestine Solidarity movement

Media Advisory of Press Conference: Legal, Indigenous, and human rights organizations speak up against police...

Media Advisory of Press Conference: Legal, Indigenous, and human rights organizations speak up against police brutality targeting Palestine Solidarity movement

For Immediate Release Media Advisory of Press Conference: Legal, Indigenous, and human rights organizations speak...

BCCLA and OpenMedia React: Bill S-210 leaving committee stage without adequate study

Vancouver, BC / unceded Coast Salish Territories – The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and...

BC Civil Liberties Association 2023 Annual Report

Throughout 2023, the BCCLA persisted in our fight to uphold freedom and justice across Canada,...

CIVIL LIBERTIES CAN’T PROTECT THEMSELVES