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International Law

Book Review: The Twilight of Human Rights Law

Eric A. Posner, The Twilight of Human Rights Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014) 185 pages. Author: David Hughes Excerpt Late in 2014, Egyptian officials appeared before the United Nation’s Human Rights Council in Geneva to participate in a Periodic… Continue Reading →

Conscientious Objection to Creating Same-Sex Unions: An International Analysis

Authors: Bruce MacDougall, Elsje Bonthuys, Kenneth McK. Norrie & Marjolein van den Brink Abstract In jurisdictions that recognize same-sex marriages and unions, the question arises as to the extent to which civic officials who normally preside at such unions can… Continue Reading →

Cultural Restoration in International Law: Pathways to Indigenous Self-Determination

Author: Jeff Corntassel Abstract How are land-based and water-based cultural harms addressed and remedied for Indigenous peoples? Under existing international legal norms, states and other non-state entities have a duty to provide redress for the harms of colonialism and occupation,… Continue Reading →

Enhancing the Implementation of Human Rights Treaties in Canadian Law: The Need for a National Monitoring Body

Authors: Amissi M. Manirabona & François Crépeau Abstract In Canada, many international treaties have been ratified by the government. Nevertheless, similar to other countries with Westminster-style democratic systems, those treaties have no direct effects on domestic law. Accordingly, their explicit… Continue Reading →

Membership and the UN Human Rights Council

Author: Conall Mallory Abstract Established in March 2006 to directly replace the discredited Commission on Human Rights, the Human Rights Council carries the heavy burden of restoring credibility in the United Nations principal human rights institution. This article examines one… Continue Reading →

SOGI… So What? Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Human Rights Discourse at the United Nations

Author: Jena McGill Abstract This paper presents a critical appraisal of the “term of inclusion” by which issues related to sexual and gender diversity are being incorporated into international human rights discourse at the United Nations (UN): the category “sexual… Continue Reading →

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