Human Rights Law

The law related to domestic and international human rights, including treaties, declarations, regional conventions, domestic law, constitutional provisions, and customary international law. Our researchers work in a variety of areas, including human rights law in a digital context, international human rights law, constitutional protection of human rights, equality rights, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and multiculturalism and the law. 

Our Researchers

Maureen Duffy

Maureen Duffy

  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional Law (Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom)
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • National Security Law (the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom)
  • Criminal Procedure (Canada and the United States)
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare

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Howard Kislowicz

Howard Kislowicz

  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Multiculturalism and the Law

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Jennifer Koshan

Jennifer Koshan

  • Constitutional Law
  • Equality and Human Rights
  • State Responses to Violence
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Public Interest Advocacy

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Emily Laidlaw

Emily Laidlaw

  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Media Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

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Kathleen Mahoney

Kathleen Mahoney

  • Equality
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Judicial Education
  • Law and Reparations
  • Aboriginal people and the law
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Transitional Justice

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Michael Nesbitt

Michael Nesbitt

  • Criminal Law
  • National Security Law

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Jonnette Watson Hamilton

Jonnette Watson Hamilton

  • Discourse Analysis
  • Equality Rights
  • Property Law & Theory
  • Access to Justice

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Dissecting judgments in Law Society of British Columbia v Trinity Western University

A discussion of the June 15, 2018 Supreme Court of Canada judgments in Law Society of British Columbia v Trinity Western University and Trinity Western University v Law Society of Upper Canada cases. What are their consequences for the protection of freedom of religion and power of administrative bodies, such as law societies?

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