Human Rights Campaigns

Note: It looks like Dr. Hassan Diab has finally been freed, on January 12, 2018, so that campaign is over. We hope that Mo Harkat will be next!


Mo Harkat

CUSJ has been a long-time supporter of the five Arab Canadians detained for years without due process of law on government security certificates. At its 2016 AGM, CUSJ passed a resolution calling for a review of the current laws relating to security certificates and the suspension of a deportation order for Mohammed Harkat initiated under the previous government. We also sent a letter to John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety, Jody Wilson- Raybould, Minister of Justice and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to release Mr. Harkat from all forms of custody and surveillance.

Occupied Territories Campaign

For the latest information, see the Israel and Palestine posts. For suggestions on how you can take action, click here.

First Nations Reconciliation Campaign

CUSJ supports Kairos Winds of Change campaign to ensure First Nations History is included in curricula at all levels in all provinces.

Security agencies

In May 2017, the government published the submissions from Canadians for revising the laws governing what security agencies can and cannot do.

For more information on security certificates, see our Security Certificates Primer.