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2003

Civil rights

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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What's Law Got To Do With It?: Historical Considerations On Class Struggle, Boundaries Of Constraint, And Capitalist Authority, Bryan D. Palmer Apr 2003

What's Law Got To Do With It?: Historical Considerations On Class Struggle, Boundaries Of Constraint, And Capitalist Authority, Bryan D. Palmer

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This article offers a preliminary theoretical statement on the law as a set of boundaries constraining class struggle in the interests of capitalist authority. But those boundaries are not forever fixed, and are constantly evolving through the pressures exerted on them by active working-class resistance, some of which takes the form of overt civil disobedience. To illustrate this process, the author explores the ways in which specific moments of labour upheaval in 1886, 1919, 1937, and 1946 conditioned the eventual making of industrial legality. When this legality unravelled in the post-World War II period, workers were left vulnerable and their ...


Social Resistance And The Disturbing Of The Peace, John Clarke Apr 2003

Social Resistance And The Disturbing Of The Peace, John Clarke

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Argues that preserving the Peace maintains injustice, and that it is morally just and historically necessary to challenge it with acts of social resistance.


Civil Disobedience, Civil Liberties, And Civil Resistance: Law's Role And Limits, Judy Fudge, Harry J. Glasbeek Apr 2003

Civil Disobedience, Civil Liberties, And Civil Resistance: Law's Role And Limits, Judy Fudge, Harry J. Glasbeek

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

Based on a two-year project launched by the Journal. Its goal was to engage students, faculty, and all members of the wider Osgoode and professional communities in an ongoing discussion about the nature and limits of law, seen through the lens of civil disobedient conduct in a legal polity that had developed mature democratic and civil liberty enhancing institutions. To this end, a variety of panels, seminars, and lectures were organized, beginning in the Fall of 2001. They were interpellated into the law school's curriculum. A culminating event was a conference in the Fall of 2002, to which a ...


Désobéissance Civile, Libertés Civiques, Et Résistance Civile: Rôle Et Limites Du Droit, Judy Fudge, Harry J. Glasbeek Apr 2003

Désobéissance Civile, Libertés Civiques, Et Résistance Civile: Rôle Et Limites Du Droit, Judy Fudge, Harry J. Glasbeek

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

Les contributions à cette collection proviennent des activités d’un projet de deux ans. Son but consistait à inviter les étudiants, la faculté, tous les membres de la communauté d'Osgoode et de la communauté juridique dans leur ensemble, à s'associer à un débat permanent sur la nature et les limites du droit, vues à travers le prisme de la conduite de désobéissance civile dans une politie juridique qui avait de longue date développé des institutions démocratiques et propagé les libertés civiques. À cette fin, divers panels, séminaires et conférences ont été organisés dès l'automne 2001. Ils sont ...


Civil Disobedience And The Law: The Role Of Legal Professionals, James Macpherson Apr 2003

Civil Disobedience And The Law: The Role Of Legal Professionals, James Macpherson

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Discusses the role of judges when cases of civil disobedience are brought before the court.


The Right To Civil Disobedience, Vinit Haksar Apr 2003

The Right To Civil Disobedience, Vinit Haksar

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This article compares and contrasts the way Gandhi understands the right to civil disobedience with the way this right is understood by some contemporary liberals. Some of the implications of the right to civil disobedience are also discussed. The right to civil disobedience implies that the authorities should extend some tolerance to civil disobedients not only when they are correct, but also when they are reasonably mistaken in their views. Tolerance here does not involve preventing civil disobedients from breaking the law, and implies that when civil disobedients break the law, they have a claim not to be punished or ...


Civil Disobedience And Academic Freedom, Leslie Green Apr 2003

Civil Disobedience And Academic Freedom, Leslie Green

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

What is the relation between the forms of principled law-breaking that we know as civil disobedience and the special rights of teachers and students that comprise academic freedom? It is argued that academic freedom does not give them a right to engage in civil disobedience, not even on campus. At the same time, however, academic freedom does protect them in studying, discussing, assessing, and even recommending civil disobedience--even when their opinions and recommendations are misguided or wrong. The subject is discussed in light of some recent cases.


Bail, Global Justice, And The Limits Of Dissent, Jackie Esmonde Apr 2003

Bail, Global Justice, And The Limits Of Dissent, Jackie Esmonde

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

This article examines the ways in which the law of bail has been used to criminalize dissent in Canada. Three case studies are analyzed to demonstrate how the law of bail has been applied to those arrested at global justice demonstrations associated with militant civil disobedience. The first case study examines the bail conditions imposed on protesters arrested at anti-APEC demonstrations in Vancouver 1997. These bail conditions were intentionally designed to prevent those arrested from attending the protests. The second case study focuses on the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), with an analysis of how the bail system has been ...