Monday, 21 March 2016 09:00

Keeping up with international treaties

Keeping up with international treatiesUnless you are a keen observer of international human rights, you probably don’t know that earlier this month a United Nations expert committee issued its periodic review on Canada’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. By acceding to this and other treaties, our governments accept the obligation to implement the provisions of the treaties and to report every five years on their progress.
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Monday, 03 August 2015 08:00

The Top 25 Most Influential

The Top 25 Most InfluentialCanadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada is now in its sixth year. Every year, the Top 25 is the magazine’s most-read, and most commented-on, feature. And once again, the number of nominations as well as votes in our public poll show how engaged our readers are in supporting and highlighting their colleagues who are doing extraordinary things both within the profession as well as beyond it.
Monday, 20 July 2015 08:00

In defence of interveners

In defence of intervenersIt was difficult to miss the United States Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage earlier this month.
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Faisal Kutty
Faisal Kutty
Hussein Hamdani
Hussein Hamdani
We are Canadian Muslim lawyers concerned about a new spate of fear mongering reminiscent of McCarthyism being promoted through parliamentary institutions.
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Cy Tokmakjian, shown here in an undated handout photo, is appealing his 15-year jail sentence imposed in Cuba.
Cy Tokmakjian, shown here in an undated handout photo, is appealing his 15-year jail sentence imposed in Cuba.
A prominent Canadian human rights lawyer will be representing Toronto businessman Cy Tokmakjian, who is currently being held in a Cuban prison for denouncing corruption in that country, in the appeal of a 15-year sentence.
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Does your organization have a contagious illness policy?The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus should remind employers they are required to provide employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Employers need to create and implement policies and procedures to protect their employees while minimizing their impact on normal business activities.
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Monday, 01 September 2014 08:00

Worlds apart

Worlds apartSitting in a courtyard next to Yuk Yuk’s comedy club in Ottawa, Jessica Salomon was reflecting on the differences between her old career and her new one — how helping prosecute war criminals in The Hague is easier than stand-up comedy. “I wish I could say that facing war criminals head on has made me immune to hecklers but it really hasn’t,” Salomon laughs, her blue eyes twinkling.
“Even war criminals aren’t going to yell ‘Show us your tits,’ in court.”
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Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00

Inspired by ghosts

Photos supplied by Veronica Yeung
Photos supplied by Veronica Yeung
My costumes are inspired by an interest in classical Japanese ghost folklore and my studies in law and social justice relating to women’s experiences of inequality. I use elements of Japan’s ghost archetypes to reflect on these historical and ongoing realities.
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Monday, 19 May 2014 08:00

Accommodating medical marijuana

Employers should review policies they have in place regarding general impairment by prescription drugs, including medical marijuana. Photo: Shutterstock
Employers should review policies they have in place regarding general impairment by prescription drugs, including medical marijuana. Photo: Shutterstock
With the probability medical marijuana may be more frequently prescribed for many recognized disabilities, employers may want to dust off their polices around drug use and impairment in the workplace.
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Video: McGill law students launch anti-discrimination campaignA group of law students from McGill University have launched a campaign to “denounce the conscious and unconscious micro-aggression” they face at the school.
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