Category Women’s Rights

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 →

‘Forced Marriage’ in Conflict Situations: Researching and Prosecuting Old Harms and New Crimes

Author: Annie Bunting Abstract In 2008, the Appeals Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) found “forced marriage” to be a new crime against humanity, distinct from the crime of sexual slavery. With expert evidence on the abduction… Continue Reading →

Reinterpreting Human Rights through Global Media: A Case Study of Al Jazeera English

Author: Cecilia M. Bailliet Abstract This article assesses the increased significance of global media reports in evolving societal comprehension of the structural causes and solutions to human rights violations. Utilizing Al Jazeera English as a case study, this article analyses… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy as a “Personal Circumstance”? Miceli-Riggins and Canadian Equality Jurisprudence

Author: Mel Cousins Abstract This article examines the recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in Miceli-Riggins v Canada (Attorney General) as an example of the approach which Canadian courts are taking to the interpretation of section 15 of… Continue Reading →

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