Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

Transcripts & Minutes

A committee’s issues are the printed edited transcripts, available in both English and French, of the testimony received by the committee. While separate issues are often prepared for each meeting of a committee, at times a number of meetings may be contained in one issue. Also, a single issue will sometimes deal with more than one order of reference.

The fully translated and edited copy of the evidence is posted on the Committee’s site within a few weeks of a hearing. If you wish to receive a copy of testimony before the Committee sooner, please send an e-mail message to the clerk and a copy of the unrevised floor transcript for the meeting will be sent to you by electronic mail as it becomes available. Please note that the transcript you receive will only be in the language actually used during the meeting. If you wish to cite an unrevised transcript, please obtain the consent of the person who spoke.


Issues relating to human rights and, inter alia, the review of the machinery of government dealing with Canada's international and national human rights obligations

Topic: General

Topic: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security


The study of issues of sexual exploitation of children in Canada


Bill S-223, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to enact certain other measures in order to provide assistance and protection to victims of human trafficking


The implementation of recommendations contained in the committee's report entitled Children: The Silenced Citizens: Effective Implementation of Canada's International Obligations with Respect to the Rights of Children,
tabled in the Senate on April 25, 2007


The elements contained in Bill C-10, the Budget Implementation Act, 2009, dealing with equitable compensation (Part 11)


Issues of discrimination in the hiring and promotion practices of the Federal Public Service, to study the extent to which targets to achieve employment equity are being met, and to examine labour market  outcomes for minority groups in the private sector


Future business of the committee


Organization meeting