Professor Nicole LaViolette, along with Mélanie Claude and Richard Poulin, has edited a new book entitled Prostitution et traite des êtres humains, enjeux nationaux et internationaux (Les Éditions L’Interligne).
The first of its kind to be published in French, this collection examines multilateral and regional treaties intended to combat sex trafficking of women and girls. Contributors, including Sigma Huda, the former United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Human Trafficking, scrutinize the progress made and the setbacks encountered in relation to existing treaties. In addition, several chapters outline the findings of researchers on issues relating to the sexual exploitation of trafficked women and children. The book also includes contributions from non-governmental organizations dedicated to combating the trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and children.
Prof. LaViolette’s chapter, “Le cadre juridique interaméricain face aux problèmes engendrés par la traite des femmes et des enfants,” critically examines treaties of the Organization of American States to determine to what extent regional treaties have had an impact on the struggle against sex trafficking of women and children in the Americas.
Prof. McRae Editor of New International Trade Law HandbookThe Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law (Oxford University Press) edited by Professor Donald McRae, Daniel Bethlehem, Rodney Neufeld ('98) and Isabelle Van Damme is now in print.
This comprehensive handbook provides commentary and critique on a wide range of questions relating to the discipline of international trade law and its intersection with states and other facets of the international system. It also examines the economic and institutional context of the world trading system as well as its wider framework.
Prof. McRae currently holds the Hyman Soloway Chair in Business and Trade Law at uOttawa where he teaches Contracts, International Law and International Trade Law. He is also a member of the International Law Commission. Prof. McRae was Dean of the Common Law Section between 1987 and 1994, and was past-President of the Canadian Council on International Law (1990-92).
The Culture of Flushing: A Social and Legal History of Sewage by Prof. Jamie Benidickson was published in January 2007 by UBC Press
The Culture of Flushing (UBC Press) examines the social and legal history of sewage in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. This work is especially relevant in a time when community water quality can no longer be taken for granted, as it examines and explains the murky evolution of waste treatment.