If you or your family members have suffered certain kinds of human rights abuses, you may be able to pursue justice. CCIJ has developed an online tool to help you understand what opportunities might be available to you.

CCIJ offers an evolving catalogue of expert documentation, and links to reports by other experts and organizations.

CCIJ also offers specialized education to torture treatment centres, newcomer settlement agencies, and communities supporting survivors. We help front-line interveners recognize when it is appropriate to refer a client to CCIJ for information about their legal options. Please contact us if you or your organization would like to be considered for such a service.

Since 2010, CCIJ has also offered professional development courses in International Criminal Law (ICL). Delivered in both official languages by some of Canada’s leading authorities, we have hosted sessions in Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Our events have taught hundreds of participants – including lawyers, students, civil servants, NGO representatives, and journalists, and other professionals with an interest in international justice, human rights, international law, criminal law, and/or torts – about the legal processes through which individuals can be held civilly and criminally accountable in Canada and abroad for war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity, and torture.

You can purchase video of select ICL sessions.

CCIJ’s educational efforts are now streamlined through The Philippe Kirsch Institute.

Sincere thanks to the partners who have helped CCIJ deliver innovative courses over the years:

  • Clinique de droit international pénal et humanitaire, Université Laval
  • Dalhousie University
  • Faculté de droit, l’Université de Montréal
  • McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
    Schulich School of Law
  • University of British Columbia Faculty of Law
  • University of Ottawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre
  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law, International Human Rights Program