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Deadline: Call for Papers 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 ... Read More

Autonomy, Subsidiarity and Solidarity: The Foundations of Cooperative Federalism

CONSTITUTIONAL ROUNDTABLE presents Hugo Cyr, Université du Québec à Montréal Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Solarium (room FA2), Falconer Hall 84 Queen’s Park What does the constitutional principle of federalism entail? Instead of a detailed set of specific rules, the principle of federalism relies on a series of principles that distinguish federations from other political forms. ... Read More

Constitutional Roundtable- Richard Stacey

  Constitutional Roundtable presents Richard Stacey, Faculty of Law University of Toronto 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015 Room 101, Victoria College Constitutional Law in the Absence of Constitution: Power in the Revolutionary Interregnum In early February 2011, the Egyptian armed forces assumed executive control of Egypt and suspended the 1971 Constitution. A ... Read More

Life, Liberty and Equality – Canadian-Style: The Interplay Between Sections 7 and 15 of the Charter

This half-day conference examined in detail the interplay between sections 7 and 15 of the Charter. Papers were presented that stimulated and developed an ongoing exploration of the relationship between sections 7 and 15. Issues addressed include: • Is equality a principle of fundamental justice under section 7? • How have the courts treated the ... Read More

Clinic Applications Deadline 2015

CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION: DAVID ASPER CENTRE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS (LAW391H1F) FALL 2015 CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION: HALF TERM CLINIC - WINTER 2016 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, by noon on July 10, 2015. Please indicate the ... Read More

Constitutional Roundtable – Richard Moon

Constitutional Roundtable presents Richard Moon Law Faculty University of Windsor 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Solarium, Falconer Hall Topic: The Myth of Balancing In Constitutional Rights Cases Richard Moon teaches at the Law Faculty, University of Windsor. He is the author of The Constitutional Protection of Freedom of Expression (U of T ... Read More

Constitutional Roundtable – Tarunabh Khaitan

Constitutional Roundtable presents Tarunabh Khaitan Associate Professor and the Hackney Fellow in Law at Wadham College University of Oxford 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Solarium, Falconer Hall Topic: A Theory of Discrimination Law Tarun Khaitan is an Associate Professor and the Hackney Fellow in Law at Wadham College. He is also an ... Read More

Book Launch – False Security by Prof Kent Roach and Craig Forcese

All are welcome to attend the book launch for False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-Terrorism , the latest book by Professor Kent Roach from the University of Toronto - Faculty of Law and co-author Professor Craig Forcese, from the University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law. The book launch will be followed by a ... Read More

Constitutional Roundtable – Cristina Rodriguez

Constitutional Roundtable presents Cristina Rodriguez, Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at 
Yale Law School 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Location: Victoria College, Room VC 115 The Power to Enforce the Law: Presidential Power and American Immigration Policy In November 2014, President Obama announced his intention to dramatically reshape immigration law through ... Read More

Constitutional Roundtable – Zaid Al-Ali

Constitutional Roundtable presents Zaid Al-Ali, Law and Public Affairs Fellow at Princeton University 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2015 Solarium, Falconer Hall   The Absence of Social Solidarity Amongst Arab Elites: Causes and Consequences of the Failure of post-2011 Constitutional Reform Post-colonial constitutions in the Arab region were all based on the promise ... Read More

Deadline: Call for Papers – December 14, 2015

The State of Canada’s Constitutional Democracy Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, St. George Campus – February 27, 2016 The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights invites papers for its upcoming conference examining the state of Canada’s constitutional democracy. Dramatic changes have taken place in recent years at the national level in respect to the ... Read More

Asper Centre Immigration & Refugee Law student working group presents Senator Ratna Omidvar

J140 Jackman Law Building 78 Queen's Park Cres, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Asper Centre's Immigration & Refugee Law Student Working Group is honoured to host Senator Ratna Omidvar for a lunchtime seminar on Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 12h30. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Senator Omidvar will share her personal story of coming to Canada from India, and she will discuss issues related to inclusion ... Read More

Asper Centre’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Jackman Law Building, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 78 Queens Park

View the event photo gallery Read our "Celebrating 10 Years" Magazine Read the Asper Centre's 2017 - 2018 annual report Watch the video of the event on YouTube It's been a full decade since the Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights opened its doors! To celebrate 10 years of dedicated advocacy, education and research, former Supreme Court of ... Read More

Charter @ 40 Webinar

Online Zoom Webinar

Forty years ago, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was adopted with the signing of the Proclamation of the Constitution Act, 1982.  The Charter protects the rights and freedoms of all Canadians and is built on the shared values of equality, justice and freedom. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of Section 35 of the Constitution Act, ... Read More

Constitutional Roundtable with Professor Alison Young

Falconer Hall Solarium (room FA2) 84 Queen’s Park

The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights’ Constitutional Roundtables are an annual series of lunchtime discussion forums that provide an opportunity to consider developments in Canadian constitutional theory and practice. The Constitutional Roundtable series promotes scholarship and aims to make a meaningful contribution to intellectual discourse about Canadian and comparative constitutional law. On Thursday January ... Read More