Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (“The Charter”) is a statement of rights that has been a part of the Constitution of Canada since 1982.
It is a very special document because it contains a wide-ranging expression of rights. Because it is a part of the Constitution of Canada, it cannot be changed easily.
It is not an exaggeration to say that it is one of the most comprehensive guarantees of rights in the world. Nations around the globe look to The Charter for guidance as to how to model their human rights documents.