Protecting human rights is an important goal for every individual and for society as a whole. In the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Human Rights Act sets out rules that ensure the protection of individuals from discrimination and harassment.
The Human Rights Commission staff work hard to ensure compliance with human rights laws. The Commission also works to help the public gain a better understanding of the importance of protecting all people from violations of their human rights.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador believes in the fundamental human rights and dignity, worth, and equality of all people, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as proclaimed by the United Nations. The Complaint Process
The Human Rights Commission is mandated to uphold the provisions set out in the Human Rights Act. Not all circumstances where an individual is treated unfairly will constitute a violation of the Human Rights Act.