June 28, 2017
Professors published in Canada and the Rule of Law: 150 Years After Confederation
Professors Maureen Duffy (left) and Kathleen Mahoney have published essays in the book Canada and the Rule of Law: 150 Years After Confederation, a collection published by the International Commission of Jurists.
Maureen's essay is titled "When A 'Safe Third Country' Is Not Safe at All," and Kathleen's essay is titled "Re-imagining the Rule of Law to include Indigenous Legal Traditions."
Topics addressed in the book include the Canadian 'origin myth', the interpretation of the rule of law in Canadian constitutional jurisprudence, the relationship between access to justice and the rule of law, the role of members of the judicial profession in relation to the rule of law, and the need for a rule of law that upholds fundamental human rights. Authors identify areas in which our continued vigilance and commitment to improvement is critical for ensuring a strong rule of law, particularly in relation to human rights. Several essays in the book focus on reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada, and advocate for a rule of law that respects Indigenous laws.