A movement that aims to translate the outrage people feel about torture into the political pressure that will abolish it.
Oct 1, 2006
The paper examines how we categorize people who have been forced to leave their places of belonging.
Jun 1, 2006
What one person struggles to do alone, we can achieve together. What one person has begun, we can preserve and multiply.
May 1, 2006
Public health care globally has been privatized and downsized, and even less accessible to those who need it most
Apr 24, 2006
Highlights from 2005 of what Inter Pares and its counterparts have accomplished.
Nov 25, 2005
A Toronto Symposium organized to honor and celebrate the achievements of Ruth Cooperstock.
Nov 1, 2005
An overview of the key issues addressed during “Voices from the South” for Canadian policy-makers and politicians.
Sep 1, 2005
Proceedings from a roundtable held March 9th, 2005 in Ottawa.
Brief submitted to the Arar Commission, investigating collusion of the Canadian government in torture of Canadian citizen Maher Arar.
Canadian foreign policies and their effects on agricultural development in Africa.
May 1, 2005
This keynote address by Brian Murphy at Inter Pares' 30th Anniversary Symposium, "Citizen Action: Challenging the Limits," April 2005, highlighted some of the most pressing issues for activists. From militarism and the security agenda to poverty and invasive biotechnology, Brian explores contemporary paradoxes in political action, while urging for mobilization toward progressive transformative change that challenges the limits of the (politically) possible.
Apr 29, 2005
The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) — a coalition of 34 Canadian organizations — calls for repeal of Anti-terrorism Act (C-36)
Apr 1, 2005
The impact of GMOs on food sovereignty and rural development.
Mar 7, 2005
Highlights from 2004 of what Inter Pares and its counterparts have accomplished.
Nov 24, 2004
How gender influences the social and political relationships and structures of power.
Nov 1, 2004
The global context that will form the imperatives that frame international cooperation, and attempts to re-think international development.
This policy brief explores community-based food security systems based on examples from India.
Deccan Development Society’s work in India, emphasizing ecological agriculture, community-based grain banks and food security.
Mar 2, 2004
Recommendations for policy directions to help inform and guide civil society and the Canadian government.
Feb 17, 2004
This document was presented as the keynote address to the "Community Forum on Social Action," hosted by the Concordia University Institute in Management and Community Development in June 2003, and explores what is at stake in social change activism.
Sep 1, 2003
A response on the Bill C-36 report addressing related effects arising from the Canadian government's anti-terrorism initiatives.
May 14, 2003
This paper was a contribution to discussions concerning Canada's role in the world, initiated by the Hon. Bill Graham, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in his call for a "Dialogue on Foreign Affairs" in January 2003. The reflections in this paper emerge from Inter Pares' direct international experience over almost thirty years.
Apr 1, 2003
This document was presented at "Corporations as a Factor in Social Justice," a forum organized by Concordia University Institute in Management and Community Development in June 2002, and explores the limits of the concept of corporate social responsibility.
Feb 1, 2002
This brief was part of a formal federal government consultation process, in response to then-Canadian International Development Agency’s paper “Towards a Long-term Strategy for Canada’s International Assistance Program, A Framework for Consultation" (CIDA, October 19, 2000). As such, it contributed to discussions within and outside of government concerning Canada’s moral and political role in the world.
Feb 1, 2001
This presentation provides a reflection on the concepts of "development" and "modernization", and the philosophies and ideologies which underpin them.
Sep 14, 2000
This paper was originally commissioned as a contribution to a special 10th Anniversary Edition of the international journal Development in Practice (Vol. 10, Nos. 3 & 4, August 2000), which explored the future of social justice action within the international voluntary sector as we entered the 21st century.
Aug 1, 2000
The devastating effects of the shrimp industry on communities in Asia, and their resistance in defense of their rights.
Jan 1, 1997