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Civil Liberties is the name given to freedoms that completely protect the individual from government. Civil liberties set limits for government so that it cannot abuse its power and interfere with the lives of its people.

Below is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which defines the highest laws in Canada. No other law, politician, court, or law enforcement official may violate the Rights and Freedoms therein. The rest are United Nations treaties (guaranteeing Civil & Human Rights) of which Canada is a signatory and in most cases helped draft.

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Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms   PS ODT PDF

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights   PS ODT PDF

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights PS ODT PDF

International Covenant on Economic, Social, Cultural Rights   PS PDF

Convention Against Torture   PS PDF

Convention on the Rights of the Child   PS PDF

Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials   PS PDF

Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials   PS PDF

For more see the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Website.

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