The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group

The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) is the only national coalition of Canadian civil society organizations that has the mandate to defend the civil liberties and human rights set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, federal and provincial laws, and international human rights instruments in the context of the war on terrorism in Canada. The ICLMG was established in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. The coalition brings together some 43 national NGOs, unions, professional associations, faith groups, environmental organizations, human rights and civil liberties advocates, as well as groups representing immigrant and refugee communities in Canada.

IClMG has been advocating, educating and outreaching about issues related to anti-terrorism legislation, national security, mass surveillance, the right to dissent, accountability and justice.
Over the years, ICLMG build a network of partners within the academic and legal communities. ICLMG is a partner with the Big Data Surveillance (BDS) Project. This project is crucial in understanding and studying how surveillance affect our lives in particular when it comes to security matters.

ICLMG is proud of this partnership with BDS and is committed to continue working along with BDS researchers and other partners to enhance our knowledge of these issues and disseminate this knowledge among Canadians and abroad.

ICLMG Website

Project Partners