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November 2014

Wishful Thinking: The Supreme Court of Canada Looks at Canadian Democracy in the Charter Era

November 18, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Mary Eberts Constitutional Litigator-in-Residence David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights University of Toronto Moderator: Yasmin Dawood University of Toronto Faculty of Law NOTE DATE CHANGE: Tuesday, November 18th 2014 12:30 - 2:00 Solarium (room FA2), Falconer Hall 84 Queen's Park MARY EBERTS received her legal education at Western and the Harvard Law School, and is a member of the Bar of Ontario. She joined a Bay St. law firm after several years of teaching at the Faculty of Law, University…

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October 2014

R v Kokopenace: The Panel

October 15, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Aboriginal Law Program Speaker Series and the Constitutional Roundtable present: “R v Kokopenace: The Panel” Heard before the Supreme Court on October 6, 2014, R v Kokopenace is a case concerning the representativeness of jury panels in Ontario, particularly with respect to First Nations people living on-reserve and the role of s. 6(8) of the Juries Act. Issues in this case involve the constitutional right to an impartial jury, the meaning of representativeness, reasonable efforts required by the Crown…

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Deadline: Call for Papers October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014

The Interplay between Sections 7 and 15 of the Charter Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, St. George Campus – February 27, 2015 The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights invites papers for its upcoming conference examining in detail the interplay between sections 7 and 15 of the Charter. The Centre invites papers that stimulate and develop an ongoing exploration of the relationship between sections 7 and 15. Issues that can be addressed include: • Is equality a principle of…

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The Case Against 8 – Special Screening

October 14, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Battles Are Won Because They Are Fought! The Case Against 8 is a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the centre of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the…

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September 2014

Foreign Relations Law

September 12, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Campbell McLachlan, Q.C. Victoria University of Wellington Foreign Relations Law Reviewer/Discussant: Stephen Toope Friday, September 12, 2014 12:30 – 2:00 Solarium (room FA2), Falconer Hall 84 Queen’s Park What legal principles govern the external exercise of the public power of states within common law legal systems? Foreign Relations Law tackles three fundamental issues: the distribution of the foreign relations power between the or¬gans of government; the impact of the foreign relations power on individual rights; and the treatment of the…

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July 2014

Clinic Applications Deadline

July 7, 2014

CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION: DAVID ASPER CENTRE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS (LAW391H1F) FALL 2013 CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION: HALF TERM CLINIC - WINTER 2014 University of Toronto, Faculty of Law students wishing to apply for these courses must email a 1-2 page statement of interest to Cheryl Milne, cheryl.milne@utoronto.ca by July 7, 2014. Please indicate the following: (a) previous upper-year courses in constitutional law or human rights law or experience that you consider to be equivalent (note pre/co-requisite for half-term clinic); (b) indicators…

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March 2014

Privacy at Risk?

March 12, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights and Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, Faculty of Law present Privacy at Risk? The NSA and CSEC, its Canadian Surveillance Partner Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:00 – 5:30 Emmanuel College, 75 Queen’s Park Crescent Room EM 001 Revelations by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden have drawn much needed attention to the involvement of governments, including the government of Canada, in internet spying. Recent focus has been place on the role that the Communications…

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February 2014

Deepening Democratic Transformation in South Africa Through Participatory Constitutional Remedies

February 28, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

CONSTITUTIONAL ROUNDTABLE presents Sandra Liebenberg H.F. Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law University of Stellenbosch Law Faculty Deepening democratic transformation in South Africa through participatory constitutional remedies Prepared for Conference, Constitutional Remedies: Are they Effective and Meaningful? David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, University of Toronto There is an intimate association between the exercise of court’s remedial powers to address violations of constitutional rights and the particular animating purposes and ideals of the particular Constitution understood in its unique social…

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Constitutional Remedies: Are They Effective and Meaningful?

February 28, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED LINK TO LIVE WEBCAST Keynote Address For more information contact Kara Norrington at kara.norrington@utoronto.ca The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights is hosting a conference examining in detail the remedies available in constitutional litigation. Papers and panel discussions will stimulate and develop an ongoing dialogue on the effectiveness of remedies. The goal is to examine the available remedies pursuant to s.24 and s.52 of the Charter as well as remedies for the violation of Aboriginal and treaty…

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January 2014

Religious Diversity, Education, and the “Crisis” in State Neutrality

January 29, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

CONSTITUTIONAL ROUNDTABLE presents  Benjamin Berger Osgoode Hall Law School Religious Diversity, Education, and the “Crisis” in State Neutrality Education – and particularly public education – has become a crucible for the relationship between state and religious diversity, a principal site for contemporary debates about the meaning of secularism and the management of religious difference. This is so across a variety of national traditions, and despite wide differences in the historical and “emotional inheritances” surrounding the configuration of law, politics, and…

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“Generous” to a Fault? The Supreme Court of Canada’s Approach to Section 6(1) of the Charter

January 15, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

CONSTITUTIONAL ROUNDTABLE SERIES presents John Norris Constitutional Litigator in Residence David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights "Generous" to a Fault?  The Supreme Court of Canada's Approach to Section 6(1) of the Charter John Norris maintains a trial and appellate practice in criminal, constitutional and national security law. He is a Special Advocate for security certificate proceedings, and acts regularly for public interest groups on appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada. John is an adjunct member of the Faculty of…

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September 2013

Deadline: Call for Papers – September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013

Constitutional Remedies: Are They Effective and Meaningful? Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, St. George Campus – February 28, 2014 The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights invites papers for its upcoming conference examining in detail the remedies available in constitutional litigation. The Centre invites papers that stimulate and develop an ongoing dialogue on the effectiveness of remedies. The goal is to thoroughly examine the available remedies pursuant to s.24 and s.52 of the Charter as well as remedies for…

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July 2013

Deadline: Working Group Proposals

July 31, 2013

UofT law students who wish to submit proposals to lead voluntary Working Groups for the 2013-2014 year, must complete the proposals and submit them by 5:00 p.m. on July 31, 2013.  

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Clinic Application Deadline

July 3, 2013

CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION: DAVID ASPER CENTRE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS (LAW391H1F) FALL 2013 CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION: HALF TERM CLINIC - WINTER 2014 University of Toronto, Faculty of Law students wishing to apply for these courses must email a 1-2 page statement of interest to Cheryl Milne, cheryl.milne@utoronto.ca by July 3, 2013. Please indicate the following:   (a) previous upper-year courses in constitutional law or human rights law or experience that you consider to be equivalent (note pre/co-requisite for half-term clinic); (b)…

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