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Assessing Universalism And The Rhetoric Of Development Assistance In Human Rights Research: Canadian-Ghanaian Human Rights Engagements, Sylvia Bawa 2017 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Assessing Universalism And The Rhetoric Of Development Assistance In Human Rights Research: Canadian-Ghanaian Human Rights Engagements, Sylvia Bawa

The Transnational Human Rights Review

This article is a contribution to the question of how Canada engages human rights in Ghana and Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa in general. In order to critically assess human rights engagement between Ghana and Canada, I situate the discussion within the broader global human rights milieu to deconstruct the myriad ways in which power dynamics in the global arena shape human rights practice and discourse. Using the rights concerns of women and minorities in Ghana as an entry point, I discuss the interconnected nature of first- and second-generation rights and cultural relativism in universal rights discourses. This discussion aims to propose ...


Canada-Botswana Human Rights Engagements: A Critical Assessment Of The Literature And A Research Agenda, Bonolo Ramadi Dinokopila 2017 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Canada-Botswana Human Rights Engagements: A Critical Assessment Of The Literature And A Research Agenda, Bonolo Ramadi Dinokopila

The Transnational Human Rights Review

This article discusses the past and present of Canada-Botswana human rights engagements, offering an insight into their nature and significance. The article highlights that despite the absence of strong diplomatic ties between the two countries, there nonetheless have been significant human rights engagements. The engagements, though not entirely systematic or clearly defined in their focus, have certainly improved the human rights situation in Botswana. It is also noted that the sustainability of these engagements is questionable considering that the weak ties between the two countries have resulted in reduced Canadian funding to Botswana. In the end, the article emphasizes that ...


Women’S Health Rights In Canadian-Anglophone African Human Rights Engagements: Normativity, Indigeneity And The Spaces Beyond The Norm Life Cycle, Irehobhude Iyioha 2017 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Women’S Health Rights In Canadian-Anglophone African Human Rights Engagements: Normativity, Indigeneity And The Spaces Beyond The Norm Life Cycle, Irehobhude Iyioha

The Transnational Human Rights Review

Canada has a demonstrated interest in sustaining a human rights agenda in Anglophone Africa. While this commitment is of common knowledge, its nature and achievements, as well as associated complications and possibilities have not been subjected to as much critical analysis as these issues deserve. This paper takes a prelusive step towards a rigorous assessment of human rights engagements between Canada and the Anglophone African region within the specific field of women’s health. It conducts a summative appraisal of the nature of norms and a dialectic enquiry into the origin of norms within the context of Finnemore and Sikkink ...


Towards Justiciability Of Economic, Social, And Cultural Rights In Nigeria: A Role For Canadian-Nigerian Cooperation?, Halima Doma Kutigi 2017 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Towards Justiciability Of Economic, Social, And Cultural Rights In Nigeria: A Role For Canadian-Nigerian Cooperation?, Halima Doma Kutigi

The Transnational Human Rights Review

On the broad level, this article discusses ESC rights in Nigeria in the context of the international human rights architecture, and in the context of the reality and play of global affairs. In these contexts, bilateral as well as other international agreements maintain a vital role in fostering transnational cooperation in the field of human rights. It is within this framework that Canadian-Nigerian engagement in the fulfilment of ESC rights is considered. The article also considers the theoretical aspects of ESC rights juxtaposed against CP rights, thereby expounding interdependence of these categories of rights. In the course of the discussion ...


Canadian-Tanzanian Human Rights Engagements: A Critical Assessment Of The Literature And A Research Agenda, Julena Jumbe Gabagambi 2017 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Canadian-Tanzanian Human Rights Engagements: A Critical Assessment Of The Literature And A Research Agenda, Julena Jumbe Gabagambi

The Transnational Human Rights Review

This article examines the historical background of human rights in Tanzania and the ways in which Canada has been engaging with Tanzania on the improvement of human rights. In the past, Tanzania was ruled by colonial powers, for which respect for human rights was never a priority. Having attained independence in 1961, however, the country did not adequately respect human rights. This is in part due to the argument that, if the British themselves did not practice it, then independent Tanzania should not be forced to. Furthermore, the introduction of human rights at the time held the potential to paralyze ...


Canada-Ghana Engagements In The Mining Sector: Protecting Human Rights Or Business As Usual?, Cynthia Kwakyewah, Uwafiokun Idemudia 2017 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Canada-Ghana Engagements In The Mining Sector: Protecting Human Rights Or Business As Usual?, Cynthia Kwakyewah, Uwafiokun Idemudia

The Transnational Human Rights Review

While states have traditionally had the responsibility to protect human rights, multinational corporations (MNCs) are now increasingly expected to also respect human rights in their pursuit of profitability. However, the increased incidence of human rights violations associated with the activities of MNCs in developing countries has led to various efforts to promote the corporate duty to respect human rights. This article seeks to examine the extent to which Canada’s national Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy can contribute to the prevention or amelioration of incidences of human rights violation associated with the activities of Canadian mining companies operating in Ghana ...


Canadian-Zambian Human Rights Engagements: A Critical Assessment Of The Literature And Research Agenda, Misozi Lwatula 2017 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Canadian-Zambian Human Rights Engagements: A Critical Assessment Of The Literature And Research Agenda, Misozi Lwatula

The Transnational Human Rights Review

Canada’s engagements with African states with regards to human rights began about five decades ago, and different countries in Africa have since benefited from such engagements. With Zambia specifically, such engagements have mainly centered along human rights issues. Recently, Canada has heavily invested in Zambia’s mining sector. This article explores Canada’s human rights engagements with Zambia. The article first reviews the economic performance of Zambia since its independence and the effect that this has had on the country. The article then looks at Canadian engagements with Zambia in terms of health, women’s rights, refugees’ rights and ...


Canadian-Anglophone African Human Rights Engagement: A Critical Assessment Of The Literature On Health Rights, Uchechukwu Ngwaba 2017 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Canadian-Anglophone African Human Rights Engagement: A Critical Assessment Of The Literature On Health Rights, Uchechukwu Ngwaba

The Transnational Human Rights Review

Contrary to common expectations, the engagement between Canada and Anglophone African countries on the issue of health rights has not been a “one-way-street” whereby Canada is the “giver” and Anglophone African countries are the “takers” of health benefits. This article, which undertakes a preliminary and critical assessment of the literature documenting this engagement, finds that both Canada and Anglophone African countries have mutually benefitted from their engagement in the area of health rights. These benefits have taken the form of Canada’s financial and technical contributions to various initiatives that seek to improve the availability and accessibility of health-related goods ...


Evaluating Canadian And South African Collaborative Human Rights Initiatives: A Preliminary Analysis And Research Agenda, Moses Retselisitsoe Phooko 2017 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Evaluating Canadian And South African Collaborative Human Rights Initiatives: A Preliminary Analysis And Research Agenda, Moses Retselisitsoe Phooko

The Transnational Human Rights Review

South Africa’s now defunct, autocratic apartheid government was based on minority rule, racially discriminatory laws, and disregard for the fundamental human rights of almost all black people. At that time, Parliament was supreme and could do anything that it wished, including enacting laws that denied the vast majority of the population from the right to vote. This regime lasted until the 1990s when parliamentary supremacy was replaced by constitutional supremacy. The adoption of the Interim Constitution of South Africa in 1993 eventually paved way for, among other things, respect for the fundamental human rights of all peoples without any ...


In Search Of Accountability: A Critical (If Preliminary) Assessment Of The Literature On Canadian-Nigerian Engagements On The Immunities Of State Officials For Human Rights Violations, Udoka Ndidiamaka Owie 2017 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

In Search Of Accountability: A Critical (If Preliminary) Assessment Of The Literature On Canadian-Nigerian Engagements On The Immunities Of State Officials For Human Rights Violations, Udoka Ndidiamaka Owie

The Transnational Human Rights Review

The trials of German and Japanese state officials following the end of World War II at the International Military Tribunals in Nuremberg and Tokyo along with treaty obligations undertaken by states since at least the establishment of the United Nations, have together given rise to the question of whether states and their officials are entitled to immunity for violations of human rights. This question was highlighted by the case against Pinochet Ugarte of Chile, which came more recently before the United Kingdom House of Lords. The case propelled the immunity of state officials into the limelight of judicial and academic ...


The Aftermath Of Care V. Cow Palace And The Future Of Rcra In Cafo Cases, Lauren Tavar 2017 American University Washington College of Law

The Aftermath Of Care V. Cow Palace And The Future Of Rcra In Cafo Cases, Lauren Tavar

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Water, Water, Nowhere: Adapting Water Rights For A Changing Climate, Caleb Hall 2017 American University Washington College of Law

Water, Water, Nowhere: Adapting Water Rights For A Changing Climate, Caleb Hall

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Ridding Pes Systems Of The “Pay To Pollute” Principle: Pes Optimization Strategies, Kelly Carlson 2017 American University Washington College of Law

Ridding Pes Systems Of The “Pay To Pollute” Principle: Pes Optimization Strategies, Kelly Carlson

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Indoor Aquaponics In Abandoned Buildings: A Potential Solution To Food Deserts, Lisa Tomlinson 2017 American University Washington College of Law

Indoor Aquaponics In Abandoned Buildings: A Potential Solution To Food Deserts, Lisa Tomlinson

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Investing In Resiliency: Prioritizing Water Systems And Investing In Green Infrastructure, Caitlin Cutchin 2017 American University Washington College of Law

Investing In Resiliency: Prioritizing Water Systems And Investing In Green Infrastructure, Caitlin Cutchin

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


You Probably Shouldn’T Build There: Watershed-Based Land Use Strategies For Mitigating Global Climate Change In New Jersey’S Freshwater Systems, Matthew Knoblauch 2017 American University Washington College of Law

You Probably Shouldn’T Build There: Watershed-Based Land Use Strategies For Mitigating Global Climate Change In New Jersey’S Freshwater Systems, Matthew Knoblauch

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


About Sdlp, 2017 American University Washington College of Law

About Sdlp

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


On The Prevention Of Violence, Robert A. Friedlander 2017 St. John's University School of Law

On The Prevention Of Violence, Robert A. Friedlander

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Some Brave Ideas On An Old Rule Of Law: The Natural Law According To Jacques Maritain - Jacques Maritain On The Natural Law And Human Rights, Ralph J. Masiello 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Some Brave Ideas On An Old Rule Of Law: The Natural Law According To Jacques Maritain - Jacques Maritain On The Natural Law And Human Rights, Ralph J. Masiello

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


The Silencing Of Human Rights Activists In Egypt Post-Revolution, Jennifer Helmy 2017 University of Miami Law School

The Silencing Of Human Rights Activists In Egypt Post-Revolution, Jennifer Helmy

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

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