Human Rights Day: The Perspective from Haiti

Haiti: human rights under threat In September 2018, the Haitian government appointed a Minister for human rights and ending extreme poverty. The Haitian interministerial committee on human rights developed a …

Protestors call for Raif Badawi's freedom.

How to Sway Riyadh to Free Badawi

PEN Canada president, Randy Boyagoda, reflects on the Saudi bid to head the UN Human Rights Council and how freeing Raif Badawi could impact the Kingdom’s international reputation.

PEN Canada press release

Jiang Weiping on Bo Xilai

Bo Xilai, the former boss of the Chongqing Communist Party, was recently sacked after a corruption scandal involving his family. Jiang Weiping, an Honorary Member of PEN Canada, is a Chinese journalist who served a six year prison sentence for “inciting subversion of state power” after he published an exposé of Bo’s corruption more than a decade ago.