Roundtable: 'The Canadian Charter of Rights and the Risk of Judicial Nullification: Is this a Serious Concern for Government?''

Title
Roundtable: 'The Canadian Charter of Rights and the Risk of Judicial Nullification: Is this a Serious Concern for Government?''
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Professor Janet Hiebert # Queen's University, Kingston
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Date and Time
21st Nov 2019 13:00 - 21st Nov 2019 15:00
Location
Torridon Room, Charles Stewart House
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/cst/events_at_the_centre/open_research_seminars/2019_2020/roundtable_the_canadian_charter_of_rights_and_the_risk_of_judicial_nullification_is_this_a_serious_concern_for_government

Commentators: 

Andrea Birdsall, Edinburgh University 

Chris McCorkindale, University of Strathclyde 

Pablo Grez, Edinburgh University 

This is a co-badged event between Centre of Canadian Studies and Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law

Bio

Janet Hiebert has been teaching in the Department of Political Studies since 1991, having received a BA (Hons.) from UBC in 1985 and MA (1986) and PhD (1991) from Toronto. Her most recent book, with James Kelly, is Parliamentary Bills of Rights. The Experiences of New Zealand and the United Kingdom (Cambridge University Press, 2015). She is the author of two books about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Charter Conflicts: What is Parliament’s Role?  (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002), and Limiting Rights: The Dilemma of Judicial (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996), along with numerous papers and chapters on the politics of rights and on campaign finance laws in Canada. She has served as a member of the Ontario Electoral Boundaries Commission, an independent, non-partisan body with responsibility to readjust the electoral boundaries in the province of Ontario. Her current research project examines the use of bills of rights and other statutory instruments to alter the norms of legislative decision-making, with a particular focus on Canada and Australia.

This event is free and open to all but registration is required:

https://canadian-charter.eventbrite.co.uk

A buffet lunch will be served  at 1300