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Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms

The Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms was voted by the National Assembly of Quebec in 1975. This framework law is part of the Quebec Statutes together with other quasi-constitutional laws such as the Charter of the French Language.

Part I defines the fundamental human rights of all Quebecers. It contains 5 chapters defining fundamental freedoms and rights, political rights, judicial rights, economic and social rights, and interpretative provisions.

Part II establishes the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse which is an institution responsible for promoting and upholding the principles of the Charter by any appropriate measures.

The other parts deal with affirmative actions programs, rights to confidentiality, governmental regulational, the Human Rights Tribunal and some final legal provisions.

Part IV defines rights to confidentiality.

Part V defines regulations the Government may adopt.

Part VI establishes the Human Rights tribunal.

Comparison With other Human Rights Instruments

See also: Quebec, National Assembly of Quebec, Charter of the French Language

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