York University Osgoode Hall Law School
Section 7 and the Idea of the Charter
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
12:30 – 2:00
Solarium (room FA2), Falconer Hall
84 Queen’s Park
This presentation/paper looks at the idea of the Charter through a s.7 lens. As such, it treats s.7 as a metaphor – as the metaphor – for the central methodological, interpretative, and institutional challenges of Charter decision-making. Section 7 exemplifies the most difficult questions the Supreme Court of Canada has had to consider and has generated the most provocative jurisprudence among the guarantees. Issues of a methodological, doctrinal, and theoretical nature are engaged by s.7 in distinctive ways which nonetheless reflect back on and illustrate Charter themes of general application.
Jamie Cameron is a Professor of Law and has been on the full-time faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School since 1984. She holds law degrees from McGill University and Columbia University, clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Hon. Justice Brian Dickson, and was on the faculty at Cornell Law School before joining Osgoode. Her teaching and research interests include constitutional and Charter law, American constitutional law, criminal law, the Charter’s fundamental freedoms, and s.7’s principles of fundamental justice. In addition to her own scholarship she has organized many conference and events, was editor-in-chief of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal (2006-9), and has been the editor and co-editor of a dozen book collections, including the annual Constitutional Cases volumes, The Charter’s Impact on the Criminal Justice System, Reflections on the Legacy of Justice Bertha Wilson, and The Charter and Criminal Justice: Twenty-Five Years Later.
A light lunch will be provided.
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