Call for Nominations
The National Constitutional and Human Rights Law Section is seeking nominations for a Secretary and up to five Executive Members for a two year term September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2015.
For further details, please see the full Call for Nominations.
National Sections: Children’s Law Committee
National Sections recently established a Children’s Law Committee to coordinate activities, provide advice, and respond to law, policy, and legal research developments on matters affecting Canadian children. More information is available on the new Children’s Law Committee webpage.
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Interested CBA members are strongly encouraged to join the Children’s Law Committee listserv. This is an ideal way to stay informed of Committee activities and get directly involved. The listserv also provides a forum to network and exchange ideas with leading practitioners who share your interests.
Membership is free to CBA members.
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The Canadian Bar Association strongly recommends that section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) be retained as it represents an important tool to combat the spread of hate messages and fosters equality, human dignity, tolerance, and respect in Canadian society. “Section 13 is an important means to prevent human rights abuses from occurring,” says Mark Toews of Winnipeg, member of the CBA’s Constitutional Human Rights Law Section. “In order for Canada to remain a nation in which tolerance and respect for human dignity and equality are the norm, Parliament must not repeal section 13 of the CHRA.”
Mark Toews appeared on behalf of the CBA before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on April 24, 2012. For more information, please see the CBA submission.
National Constitutional and Human Rights Law Section Newsletter
Focus (September 2010)
- Missed a conference? See the Constitutional and Human Rights Law Section PD Archive or purchase course materials through the CBA Store.
- Executive Committee Meeting, May 3rd 2013 (Ottawa).
The Section is currently looking for articles for its next newsletter. If you would like to contribute to the next edition, please contact us at CBA Newsletters.
Past issues of Focus can be found on the Newsletter page.
The purpose of the Section is to examine all constitutional and human rights law issues, including division of legislative powers, judicial review of the Constitution, constitutional reform, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, human rights codes, and international human rights law.
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