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Caught Between Deference and Indifference: The Right to Housing in Canada

Author: Sarah E Hamill Abstract: This article explores two recent cases where the right to housing was mentioned and sets out their links with property. Discussions of the right to housing usually focus strictly on public law. The focus on… Continue Reading →

Upholding the Human Right to Food in the Face of Agro-Biofuel Technology

Author: Attila H Rezaie Abstract For centuries, fossil fuels have monopolized the energy market. Seeking greener, renewable energy sources, nations have recently turned to agro-biofuels. This article will focus on first generation agro-biofuel technology, and argue that this technology undermines… Continue Reading →

Indigenous Cultural Heritage and Artistic Expressions: “Localizing” Intellectual Property Rights and UNESCO Claims

Author: Eleni Polymenopoulou Abstract This article examines the protection of indigenous peoples’ intangible heritage at the international level by addressing the problem of appropriation and commodification of traditional and artistic cultural expressions (TCEs) through the multiplicity of existing international legal… Continue Reading →

Forced Marriage in Canada: To Criminalize or Not to Criminalize?

Author: Karlee Anne Sapoznik Evans Abstract In 2014, Bill S-7, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was announced by Canada’s… Continue Reading →

Inaccessible Inclusion: Privacy, Disclosure and Accommodation of Mental Illness in the Workplace

Author: Nicholas Caivano Abstract Many employees living with mental health disabilities recognize the risk of being stigmatized by co-workers and supervisors and are reluctant to disclose their diagnoses. Employees who disclose their mental health conditions may face restricted opportunities, micro-management,… Continue Reading →

Universities and Freedom of Expression: When Should the Charter Apply?

Author: Linda McKay-Panos Abstract There is confusion about whether “public” activities at universities should invoke application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter). Two recent lines of authority have reached different conclusions. The 2016 decision of the British… Continue Reading →

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