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Publications - Kathleen Mahoney

Books edited

  • The Residential School Legacy: Is Reconciliation Possible? University of Calgary Press, editor (in press)

Chapters in Books (sole authorship)

  • "Roadblock to Reconciliation: Canada's Origin Story," in Canadian Issues Who Founded Canada?, ACS-AEC, Canadian Heritage (Summer 2016).
  • "Climate Change Challenges in Law and Ethics: Can Individual and Collective Rights be Protected?" in The Common Good and the Role of Ecological Integrity, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, (2015). (In print)
  • "Reconciliation and the Indian Residential Schools Settlement" in Ecological Systems Integrity: Governance, law and human rights, edited by Laura Westra, Janice Gray, Vasiliki Karageorgou (Routledge), 2015.
  • "Human Rights and Equality Under Attack: The Difficult Challenge Ahead" in Myth and Reality of Human Rights, edited by Dr. Jagdeep Singh (Oxford Book Company), 2015.
  • "Canadian Avatar: Reshaping Relationships Through Indigenous Resistance" in The Earth Charter, Ecological Integrity and Social Movements, edited by Laura Westra and Mirian Vilela. (Routledge Press, Taylor and Francis Group), 2014.
  • "Globalized Hate Discrimination and the Challenges to Human Rights at Home and Abroad", in Human Health and Ecological Integrity: Ethics, Law and Human Rights by Earthscan, an imprint of the Taylor and Francis Group, 2012.
  • "What is Justice?", Trudeau Foundation Publication of Trudeau Lectures, 2010
  • "Hate Speech Dichotomies: Does it have to be That Way?" in The Study of Human Rights, Prof. Xu Xanming ed., Shandong People's Publishing House, Peking University, China, 2010
  • "Section 15 Equality Rights" in Constitutional Law Casebook, G. Gall et al eds., (Butterworths, 2009)
  • "Canadian Approaches to Equality Rights and Gender Equity in the Courts" in Protection of an Individual Against Discrimination, New Justice Publishing, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 2006
  • "Canadian Values in the World Community" in Building Trust, Balancing Global Power, The Sheldon Chumir Foundation, 2005
  • "Constitutional Protection of Free Speech and the Protection of Children" in Essays in Honor of Gerald Beaudoin, University of Montreal, 2001
  • "Gender and the Judiciary: Confronting Gender Bias" in Gender Equality and the Judiciary: Using International Human Rights Standards to Promote the Human Rights of Women and the Girl-Child at the National Level, Kristine Adams and Andrew Byrnes eds., Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House, London, England, 1999
  • "Is there a Backlash to Human Rights?" in Human Rights in the 21st Century: Prospects, Institutions and Processes, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, 1999

Law Journal Articles and Published Conference Proceedings  (sole authorship)

  • Kathleen Mahoney "Hate Speech Discrimination in a Globalized World: Re-thinking Harms and Limits," Constitutional Renewal in Canada and Turkey: Identities, Rights and Institutions, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham. (peer reviewed) (in print).
  • "Judicial Bias: The Ongoing Challenge," University of Missouri School of Law Journal of Dispute Resolution (2015)
  • "The Settlement Process: A Personal Reflection," University of Toronto Law Journal, M. Moran and K. Roach eds., 64(4) (May 2014)
  • When Evidence Trumps Ideology”, CBA National Magazine, Special Charter edition,) at p. 19. 2012.
  • "Citizenship, Democracy and Hate Speech in Canada," (2010) 39 Common Law World Review, D. Clark and K. Stanton eds., University of Bristol, UK, Vathek Publishing
  • "Equality and the State of Canadian Law" (2009) 44:2 Wake Forest Law Review 321-351
  • "Should There be a Human Right to Water?", Conference Proceedings, Liidlii Kue, Denendeh, Fort Simpson NWT, Keepers of the Water Watershed Gathering, 2006
  • "Response to Hans Kung's Remarks on Global Ethic and Human Responsibilities", Human Rights and Human Responsibilities in the Age of Terrorism Conference, Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics,  Interaction Council, 2005 
  • "Substantive Equality and Access to Justice", in Walking Wisdom, A Creative Learning Experience, Interights Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, South Asian Region, Conference for the Supreme Court of India, 2005.
  • "Economic Social and Cultural Rights: The Case for Indian Residential School Compensation for Failure to Educate", Conference Proceedings, John Humphrey Center, University of Alberta, 2003
  • "International Law, Children's' Rights and the Sharpe Decision," Conference Proceedings, National Judicial Institute, 2001
  • "Balancing Customary Norms With Constitutional Equality Requirements", Conference Proceedings, Legal Resources Center, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001

Reports

  • Kathleen Mahoney, Patricia Lundy, What Survivors want Part Two: A Compensation Framework for Historical Abuses in Residential Institutions, Belfast, UK, May 2016.
  • Kathleen Mahoney, Patricia Lundy, Historical Institutional Abuse: What Survivors Want from Redress, Belfast, UK, March 2016.
  • Re-building Courts and Trust: An Assessment of the Needs of the Justice System in the Democratic Republic of Congo, August 2009, (participating author) International Bar Association and the International Legal Assistance Consortium
  • Report on Exploratory Mission to Vietnam to meet with Judiciary and Judicial Education Institutions to prepare for the development of a judicial education project, 2007 (sole authorship).
  • Reports on the Progress of the Vietnam Mission, 2007, 2008, 2009 (sole authorship).
  • Report on a Fact Finding Mission to Ireland to Examine the Settlement of Industrial School Claims for Abuse, the Truth Commission and the Views of Survivors, 2004 (sole authorship).
  • Report on Vicarious Liability and Damages Assessment in Residential School Sexual and Physical Abuse Cases, Assembly of First Nations, 2004 (sole authorship).
  • Report and Recommendations with Respect to the Wearing of Traditional Hairstyles by Aboriginal Soldiers in the Military, Department of National Defense, 2003.
  • Report on a Fact Finding Mission to Tanzania to Investigate Deaths in Bulyanhulo Mining District, 2001 (participating author).

Conferences Organized

  • University of Calgary and Canadian Red Cross, 2nd Annual International Humanitarian Law Conference, A panel discussion on Relevance of Law in Times of War. (February 2015)
  • University of Calgary and Canadian Red Cross, 1st Annual International Humanitarian Law Conference, A panel discussion on The Legality and Legal Treatment of Targeted Killings with the Focus on the Use of Drones. (November 2013)
  • Vietnam Judicial Development and Grassroots Engagement Project workshops and seminars, 2006-date, CIDA
  • University of Calgary Chair and organizer of An International Conference on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, 2007
  • University of Calgary Chair and organizer of a national, interdisciplinary conference on Indian Residential School Claims, the ADR process, and Reconciliation, 2004
  • University of Calgary Chair and organizer of an experts workshop on Reparations and Reconciliation, Morley, Alberta, 2004
  • University of Calgary Chair and organizer, expert workshop in Calgary on Truth Commissions, Healing initiatives and Indian Residential Schools Reparations, 2004
  • University of Calgary, G-6B organizing committee to organize A Conference on Globalization and the Economy, at the University of Calgary for students, faculty and international delegates, 2002
  • Planning Committee for the University of Calgary Dialogue on the 2001 Summit on the Americas
  • Planning Committee for the National Judicial Institute fall conference, 2001
  • Co-chair, conference on National Association of Women and the Law.
  • Management Committee, Asia Pacific Advisory Forum for the Supreme Court of India on Judicial Education on Equality Issues, 1999

Conference Presentations

  • Keynote Speaker, "Reconciliation, Indigenous Knowledge and Earth Law," Earth Systems Governance Working-group on Representation and Rights of/for the Environment Launch Event, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre at Concordia University, Montreal, PQ (April 2016)
  • Keynote Speaker, "Insight on the Residential Schools class action and settlement as well as the Truth and Reconciliation process" (with Phil Fontaine, OC, OM, President, Ishkonigan Consulting and Mediation, former National Chief AFN), Ontario Bar Association 8th Annual Class Actions Colloquium, Toronto, ON (December 2016)
  • Keynote Speaker, "Starting Down the Long Road to Reconciliation: Individual and Collective Responsibility," Truth and Reconciliation Summit, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB (October 2016)
  • Keynote Speaker, “The Roadblock to Reconciliation: Canada’s Origin Story”   Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences of Big Thinking Lecture on Parliament Hill Restaurant, Ottawa, ON. (May 2016)
  • Keynote Speaker, “A Call to Reset the Narrative. Roadblocks to Reconciliation” University of Calgary Alumni Weekend, Calgary, AB. (April 2016)
  • Chairperson, “Truth and Reconciliation: First Nations Leaders in Conversation” University of Calgary Alumni Weekend. Calgary, AB.  (April 2016)
  • Keynote Speaker, “The Roadblock to Reconciliation: Canada’s Origin Story” Rotary Club of Calgary, Calgary, AB. (January 2016)
  • Keynote Speaker, “The Roadblock to Reconciliation: Canada’s Origin Story” Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences of Big Thinking Lecture, Royal Society of Canada, Victoria, BC. (November 2015)
  • Panellist, “Victims Rights & Reparations” Intercultural Dialogue Institute, “International Conference on International Law and Domestic Policies,” Turgut Ozel University Ankara, Turkey. (October 2015)
  • Speaker, The Common Good: The Role of Integrity in the Support of Life and Human Security, Global Ecological Integrity Group conference, Parma, Italy (June 2015)
  • Keynote Speaker, “The Truth and Reconciliation Process for the Indian Residential School Tragedy,” Indigenous Awareness week at The Banff Centre, Banff, AB. (June 2015)
  • Speaker, Regards 360, 2015 Congrès Annuel du Barreau du Québec, La Malbaie, QC (June 2015)
  • Speaker, Redressing Historical Institutional Abuse: International Lessons, Institute for Research in Social Sciences, University of Ulster (Ireland) (March 2015)
  • Paper presentation, "Relevance of Human Rights to Humanitarian Law in Modern Warfare," 2nd Annual International Humanitarian Law Conference, University of Calgary (February 2015)
  • Paper presentation, "The Evolution of Human Rights in Canada: Political/Legal Lessons from the OAS," International Conference on Indo-US Relations and South Asia, Rajiv Ghandi National University of Law, Punjab (October 2014)
  • Speaker, Judicial Education and the Art of Judging, Columbia, Missouri (October 2014)
  • Panellist, "Interface Between Public and Environmental Health Regimes: In Whose Best Interests?", Under Western Skies, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB (September 2014)
  • Keynote speaker, ADR Institute of Alberta (ADRIA), ADR in Canadian Residential Schools Settlement. Calgary, AB (April 2014)
  • Panellist, National Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Challenges of Reconciliation, Edmonton, AB (March 2014)
  • Contributor towards Reconciling Residential School Abuses, The Legal Imagination of Rod Macdonald A Symposium,  McGill University Faculty of Law, P. Montreal, QC (February 2014)
  • Keynote speaker, University of Calgary Women’s Resource Center, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, The Meaning of Yes: An Update on Sexual Assault and Consent. Calgary, AB (December 2013)
  • Panellist, New Beginnings: Young Canadians’ Peace Dialogue on China and Tibet, “Peace through Pluralism”: A Comparative Consideration of Diversity in Canada and China.  Calgary, AB (October 2013)
  • Panellist, University of Calgary Women’s Resource Center and Canadian Federation of University Women, Screening of NFB Film “Buying Sex”. Calgary, AB (October 2013)
  • Keynote speaker, Alternative Dispute Resolution in Pluralistic Societies: International and Local Experiences. Calgary, AB (October 2013)
  • Presenter, Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, organizer and presenter for the Couchiching Conference, “Coming together as One: Navigating the Relationship between Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Canadians.” (August 2013)
  • Presenter, Global Ecological Integrity Group, San Jose, Costa Rica, Ecological Integrity, Globalization and Radical Social Change, “Canadian Avatar: Reshaping Relationships Through Indigenous Resistance”  (June 2013)
  • Keynote speaker, Coming to Grips With Our Colonial Legacy: The Unwritten History of Residential Schools, Knights of the Round table, Calgary, AB (February 2013)
  • Panellist, Residential Schools Litigation: What is happening to Reconciliation? University of Toronto, Toronto ON, (January, 2013)
  • Panellist, The State of Human Rights in Alberta, John Humphrey Center for Peace and Human Rights, Edmonton, AB (December, 2012)
  • Keynote speaker, From Victim to Survivor, Atlantic Regional Indian Residential Schools Commemoration Event, Dartmouth NS, (September, 2012)
  • Keynote speaker, Indian Residential School Workshop on the Individual Assessment Process, Hobbema, Alberta, June, 2012.
  • Panellist, Confronting Collapse: What Agencies, Institutions and Strategies Are Needed to Achieve Environmental Justice? for Global Ecology Integrity Group, Rochelle, France. (June, 2012)
  • Panellist, The Pros and Cons of Independence: Jamaica, Caribbean and Africa, for the Jamaican Association of Calgary. (May, 2012).
  • Expert witness, House of Commons Human Rights Committee hearings on the Bill to repeal s. 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (April, 2012).
  • Keynote speaker, Assembly of First Nations, Access to Justice Conference, Vancouver, BC. “ Lawyer Ethics and the Residential School Settlement Agreement.” (November 2011)
  • Keynote presenter, “A Human Rights Approach to Prison Management,” for a Workshop for Prison Administrators, Corrections Canada, St. Adele, Quebec. (May, 2011)
  • Presenter, Global Ecological Integrity Group, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2011, “The Challenges of Creating New Human Rights.” (June 2011)
  • Keynote Speaker, Echenberg Global Conference on Human Rights and Diverse Societies, McGill University, 2010
  • Keynote Speaker, Trudeau Lecture: "What is Justice?", Learned Societies Conference, Concordia University, 2010
  • Panellist, Canada-Israel Bilateral Forum on Migration, Rights and Identity, " Globalised Hate Speech, Minorities and Identity" Rupin Academic center, Israel, 2010
  • Keynote speaker, 13th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research, "Equality and Restorative Justice," Banff AB, 2010
  • Participant, Ditchley Foundation Conference on The Condition of International Law, at Ditchley Park, Oxford, UK, 2010
  • Panellist, British Association of Canadian Studies, Cambridge University, "Restorative Justice and the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement", 2010
  • Presenter, Homeland Security: Global & Domestic Perspectives
  • Conference, "Hate Speech in the Age of Terrorism," Warrensburg, Missouri, 2010
  • Panellist, International Conference for Judicial Educators, Sydney Australia, 2009
  • Keynote speaker, Canadian High Commission, London, An Aboriginal Studies Conference, 2009
  • Panellist, British Association for Canadian Studies, A Conference on Being, Becoming, and Belonging: Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Social Inclusion, Oxford University, 2009
  • Panellist, National Association of Archivists, A Conference on Rights, Responsibilities and Trust, 2009
  • Keynote speaker, Pacific Business and Law Institute, Aboriginal Law Conference on Aboriginal Rights and Title: New Law, Litigation and Emerging Issues, 2009
  • Keynote speaker, Treaty 7 Management Corporation Indian Residential School Meeting with Truth Commission, 2009
  • Keynote Speaker, Wake Forest Law School North Carolina, A Conference on Hate Speech, Equality and the Law, 2008
  • Keynote speaker, Faculty of Law, University of Galway Ireland, UK Conference on Equality and the Constitution - Comparative Perspectives, 2007
  • Panellist, Canadian Bar Association, 9th International Development Workshop, Gender Law and International Development , 2007
  • Witness, Committees of the House of Commons, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, 2007
  • Keynote speaker, University of Western Australia, The Role of Reconciliation in Tort Law, 2006
  • Keynote speaker, Curtin University, Perth Australia, Commemoration, Truth Commissions and Damages for Government Imposed Racial Harms: Is it Enough?, 2006
  • Keynote speaker, Australian National University - Reconciliation Canadian Style: The Story of the Indian Residential School Settlement, 2006
  • Keynote speaker, Assembly of First Nations, Settlement Agreement Conference for Frontline Workers, Vancouver, B.C. and Toronto Ontario, "Understanding the Residential School Settlement Agreement"; "Understanding the Truth Commission", 2006
  • Panellist, Liidlii Kue, Denendeh, Fort Simpson NWT, Keepers of the Water Watershed Gathering, "Should There be a Human Right to Water?", 2006
  • Keynote speaker, Assembly of First Nations, Residential School Conference "Elements of a Fair and Just Settlement", 2005
  • Cardozo University, Faculty of Law, New York, "Hate Speech in the Age of Terrorism," 2005
  • Interaction Council, Symposium and High Level Expert Group Meeting, "Human Rights and Human Responsibilities in the Age of Terrorism" Santa Clara University, 2005
  • Learned Societies annual meeting panellist, "Writing Feminist Legal Biography", 2004
  • Keynote speaker, LEAF annual fundraiser Winnipeg on "Claire L'Heureux-Dubé - Contributions of a Feminist Judge to Canadian Jurisprudence", 2003
  • Keynote address at Canada - U.S. conference, NAFTA at Ten, held at University of Windsor. "Trade, Democracy and Human Rights", 2003
  • Keynote address at University of Victoria International Congress on Women's Health Issues, entitled "The Rights to Healthcare in a Globalized World", 2003
  • Keynote address at University of Adelaide Feminist Legal Theory Conference, on "Trials of a Feminist Judge: Contribution of Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dube to Feminist Legal Theory."
  • Workshop Leader and Keynote speaker, British Council Conference at Queen's University Belfast and Notre Dame University, London, on "Do National Human Rights Institutions Really Work?", 2003
  • "Accessing Legal Remedies: Does Gender Make a Difference?" Learned Societies, SHHRC and CIDA Conference, 2003
  • Commentator: On film and colloquium "Henry Kissinger as War Criminal. University of Calgary, 2003
  • First South Asian Judicial Colloquium on Access to Justice, "Women's Systemic Inaccessibility to Justice", 2002
  • Presentation at "Reading Hebron" event co-sponsored by Faculty of Law and Faculty of Fine Arts, 2002.
  • National Association of Women and the Law: The Canadian Role in the Inter-American Human Rights System, 2002
  • National Association of Women and the Law : Why Canada Should Ratify The Inter-American Convention on Human Rights, 2002
  • Presentation at Kananaskis Round-table on Corporate Responsibility sponsored by the Latin American Center, University of Calgary, 2002
  • Presentation of a paper on "Economic, Social and Cultural Rights" John Humphrey Institute, 2002
  • Presentation of a paper on "The Contributions of Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dubé in International Human Rights Jurisprudence", Toronto, 2002
  • Presentation, "Human Rights and Homo Economicius" at the G-6B opening ceremonies, 2002
  • Presentation of paper, "Feminist Method in Courtroom", at a conference organized by The Law Faculty, MacQuarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2002
  • Presentation, "Shifting Borders" at Millennium Scholarship Foundation conference in Ottawa, 2002
  • Presentation of paper, "Residential Schools and the Law of Genocide" at conference of Residential Healing Society, Prince Rupert, October 1, 2002
  • Presentation at Dharmasala Monastery, India, on International Human Rights. November 6, 2002.
  • Presentation on "The Right to Health" at round-table in Calgary, September 2002. Sponsored by the Provincial leader of the NDP party.
  • Access to Justice: Gender Issues; Economic Social and Cultural Rights; Feminist Method in the Courtroom; The Contribution of Claire L'Heureux to International Human Rights Law; Adelaide, Australia, 2002
  • Keynote presentation at CBA / CIDA / Namibia Bar Association conference on the topic, "Balancing Customary Norms with Constitutional Equality Requirements: The Canadian Experience." March, 2001.
  • Commentary on the lecture of Professor Francis Boyle, Parhad Lecturer on the topic "International Humanitarian Law" at Parhad Lecture Round-table, University of Calgary, March, 2001
  • Paper presentation to National Judicial Center Conference for International Women Judges on "Application of International Human Rights Norms into Canadian Law," Montréal, November, 2001`
  • Presentation of a paper at Round-table on Summit of the Americas, "International Trade Agreements and Human Rights Protection," University of Calgary, March, 2001.
  • Presentation at University of Alberta Law School on "Critical Legal Perspectives," March, 2001.
  • Presentation of a seminar on "Why Canada Should Ratify the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights," Summit of the Americas, Quebec City, April, 2001, Canadian Women's Caucus.
  • Presentation of keynote address at conference of Covenant House in Vancouver, on the Sexual Exploitation of Children, "Child Pornography - Children Have Equal Rights Too." May, 2001.
  • Presentation, University Women's Club, "The Person's Case and the Governor General's Award: Reflections on Women's Work" November, 2001.
  • Presentation to the Faculty of Law, Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland, on "Genocide, War Crimes and the Equal treatment of Female Victims," May, 2001.
  • Presentation, for Rights and Democracy Forum in Celebration of the John Humphrey Freedom Award Winner, on the topic, "The Role of NGO's in the Support of Women's Equality Struggles in Oppressive Regimes," Montreal, December, 2001.
  • National Judicial Institute conference on "International Law, Children's' Rights and the Sharpe Decision", 2001
  • Legal Resources Center, Johannesburg, S.A. "Balancing Customary Norms With Constitutional Equality Requirements", 2001
  • University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, Keynote speaker, "Equality Rights and the Charter - Developments in the Past Decade", 2000
  • McGill University, Paper, Montreal, "Citizenship and Human Rights", 2000
  • University of Calgary, Jessup Moot Colloquium, "Human Rights in the 21st Century: Where are we going?", 2000
  • University of Calgary, Women's Studies Institute, "Feminism and Cultural Texts", 2000
  • Royal Society of Canada, Learned Societies Conference, Edmonton, "Human Rights of Women: An Analysis of Feminist Legal Theories", 2000
  • Sheldon Chumir Foundation, Colloquium, Calgary, "Freedom of Speech: Considerations of Charter Equality", 2000
  • President's Circle, University of Calgary, "Do Women Have Rights in War?", 1999
  • Gender Research Institute, University of Calgary, "Global Perspectives on Personhood: Equality and Discrimination, 1999
  • "Breaking the Chains of Prejudice", International Gathering of Indigenous Persons, Vancouver, B.C., 1999
  • "Rape as a War Crime". McGill University, Human Rights and the International Criminal Tribunal, 1999
  • "Modern Racism in Canada", School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, 1999
  • Harvard Law School, "Human Rights and the Role of Non-governmental Organizations," 1999
  • Keynote speaker, Global Perspectives on Personhood, University of Calgary, October 1999, 1999

Chair Panels

  • Moderator, "Sharing the Land, Shaping a Future" public forum, Congress 2016 of the Humanities and Social Sciences, June 2016.
  • Chair and Rapporteur, a panel discussion on Social license and engagement with Aboriginal communities for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's (SSHRC) Imagining Canada's Future Forum, Congress 2016 of the Humanities and Social Sciences, June 2016.

Presentations To Professional Bodies 

  • Judicial Training College, five day workshop on Lessons in Legal Analysis on Vietnamese Case Studies, Ho Chi Min City (2010).
  • Supreme Court Judges’ Workshop for Vietnamese Supreme Court Judges, Calgary, (2009).
  • Judicial Training College, Hanoi Vietnam, Judicial Education Challenges in Evolving Societies (2007)
  • Judicial Academy. Hanoi Vietnam, The Role of Social Context in Judicial Decision Making and Judicial Education.(2007)
  • Interaction Council (an international council of former heads of state) "Human Rights and Responsibilities in the 21st Century (2005)
  • South Asian Regional Judicial Colloquium on Access to Justice "Access to Justice: Gender Issues" New Delhi (2002)
  • Keynote presentation to Calgary Women Lawyer's Association on "The Legal Status and treatment of War Crimes and Genocidal Crimes Against Women in Rwanda and in The Hague Tribunals" (2001)
  • Keynote presentation at CBA / CIDA / Namibia Bar Association conference, "Balancing Customary Norms with Constitutional Equality Requirements: The Canadian Experience." (2001)
  • Presentation on "The Effects of Globalisation on Women's Equality" NGO Forum, Summit of the Americas, Quebec City, April, (2001)
  • Keynote speaker, Canadian Association of Human Rights Commissions annual conference in Whitehorse, Yukon, "Bias in Judicial Decision in Human Rights Cases." (2001)
  • Paper presentation to National Judicial Center Conference for International Women Judges on "Application of International Human Rights Norms into Canadian Law," Montréal, (2001)
  • Keynote presentation at the National Indian and Inuit Community Health Representatives Annual Meeting in Vancouver on the topic, "Duties and Responsibilities of Trustees in Administering Pay Equity Trusts," (2001)
  • Presentation of a paper at CBA Annual meeting in Saskatoon on the topic, "International Human Rights Advocacy Work: Lessons Learned." (2001)
  • Keynote presentation at Canadian Club, Calgary on "War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity: Challenges for the Advocate." (2001)
  • Department of Justice, Ottawa, "Access to Justice: Gender Discrimination and Legal Aid." (2000)
  • Sri Lanka Judicial Education Workshops, "Human Rights and Substantive Equality" (2000)
  • International Congress for Parole Boards, Ottawa, Keynote, "Decision Making: Ethics and Processes." (2000)
  • Department of Justice, Conference on Equality for Crown Prosecutors, Ottawa, Keynote, "Social Context Considerations in Prosecutions." (2000)
  • National Association of Women in the Law, Keynote, "Equality: The Challenge of the New Millennium." (2000)
  • Canadian Association of Human Rights Commissions, Banff, "Think Globally: Act Locally." (2000)
  • Immigrant Women's Association of Calgary, Keynote, "Rape as a War Crime." (2000)
  • Ontario Human Rights Commission in conference Keynote, Toronto, "The Challenges of Implementing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights." (2000)
  • Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice Training Program for New Judges. Paper on "Substantive Equality Beyond the Charter" (distributed) (1999)
  • "From Vision to Action: Implementing the RCAP", Canadian Bar Association Annual Conference (1999)
  • "Canadian Democracy and Federalism: A Deeply Flawed Reality", Forum of Federations, Government of Canada International Conference (1999)

Courses Attended

  • ICTJ (International Center for Transitional Justice) Intensive Course on Peace Processes and the Place of Transitional Justice. "Competitive," Barcelona, Spain, June 2016.