human rights law


  • Things fall apart

    Aug 6, 2018

    There’s a huge push and pull between the will to centralize — resources, goods, power — and the forces against it.

  • Appeal filed over acquittal of man involved in attack

    Appeal filed over acquittal of man involved in attack

    Jul 9, 2018

    The federal government is seeking another opportunity to convince a court that a self­radicalized attacker who acted on his own initiative is subject to the Criminal Code provisions related to committing indictable offences for the benefit of a terrorist group.

  • Choice architecture

    Jun 25, 2018

    Sometimes, there are phrases that make you roll your eyes.

  • Child rights advocates applaud OCA ruling

    Child rights advocates applaud OCA ruling

    Jun 25, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that all litigation records with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer for a child client are not subject to freedom of information legislation even if it is not material protected by solicitor-client privilege.

  • Committee recommends changes for Indigenous inmates

    Committee recommends changes for Indigenous inmates

    Jun 25, 2018

    The Commons’ public safety and national security committee has tabled a report that calls on the federal government to make a number of changes in how it deals with Indigenous people in federal prisons, particularly around funding, treatment and assessing issues such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in inmates.

  • Making a difference

    Jun 18, 2018

    No matter what your partisan leanings are, there were some heartening elements of the recent provincial election in Ontario. Take voter turnout, which was the highest it had been in nearly 20 years, with 58 per cent of eligible casting ballots.

  • Jury selection report shows system biased, say lawyers

    Jury selection report shows system biased, say lawyers

    Jun 18, 2018

    A report by a judge in Ottawa is making waves among lawyers because it reveals the statistics about the composition of juries in two Eastern Ontario regions.

  • HIV lawyers help fight stigma

    HIV lawyers help fight stigma

    Jun 4, 2018

    If the law and societal attitudes to HIV had advanced as fast as the science associated with the virus, Ryan Peck might well be out of a job.

  • Student unions awarded costs in private litigation cases

    Student unions awarded costs in private litigation cases

    May 7, 2018

    An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered a men’s issues organization and two campus anti-abortion groups to pay for the costs of three students unions, after the student groups launched a legal battle against the students unions when their bids to be recognized as official student organizations and receive union funding were denied.

  • Stop the commercialization of surrogacy

    May 7, 2018

    In March, federal MP Anthony Housefather announced his intention to introduce a private member’s bill to decriminalize payment in surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation arrangements in Canada.

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