Human Rights – Nunavut

In March 2017, the Nunavut government unanimously voted to amend the Human Rights Act to include “gender identity, gender expression” after “sexual orientation” in Part II, subsection 7(1) of the Act. (See: Bill 31 – An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act). Definitions for ‘gender identity’ and ‘gender expression’ were not provided in the text of the Bill.

As of April 8, 2018, JusticeTrans was unable to find information on the Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal website detailing the changes; an updated version of the Human Rights Act does not appear to have been published, yet.

If you believe you have been discriminated against or harassed based on your gender identity or gender expression under a protected area, you may file a complaint with the Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal.

Sources: Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal; Huffpost – Nunavut Protects Transgender Rights in Unanimous Vote.