Public Law in the News
Judges must weigh cultural factors in native sentencing, court rules
Article in the Globe and Mail on how judges must weigh cultural factors in native sentencing. To read the article, click on the following link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/judges-must-consider-history-when-sentencing-aboriginals-supreme-court/article2379145/.
SCC released its decision in Giles Doré v. Pierre BernardThe Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Giles Doré v. Pierre Bernard, in his capacity of Assistant Syndic of the Barreau du Québec. To read the decision click on the following link: http://scc.lexum.org/en/2012/2012scc12/2012scc12.html.
Codifying Constitutional Conventions and Cabinet Manuals
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Mark Elliott: The draft Brighton Declaration, the Human Rights Act, and the Bill of Rights debate
Will the ECtHR have its wings clipped?
Current and former distinguished members of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) are out in force today in D.C. for a head-to-head conference with members of the Supreme Court, hosted at GW Law School. Topic of discussion: the Brighton Declaration, consisting of British proposals for reform of the ECtHR and the European Convention on Human Rights itself.
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