Remedying Discrimination January 25, 2013

Remedying Discrimination A Symposium on the Ontario Human Rights Review  Friday January 25 2013 Osgoode Hall Law School Rm 1014 Open to the Public 8:30- 3:00 RSVP www.osgoode.yorku.ca/research/rsvp Event Code RIGHTS Program  http://ifls.osgoode.yorku.ca/what-we-do/remedying/Remedying Discrimination:  A Symposium on the Ontario Human Rights Review

Osgoode Hall Law School, the York Centre for Human Rights, the York Centre for Public Policy and Law, the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice and the IFLS are proud to support this symposium organized by Osgoode Professor Bruce Ryder and Osgoode McMurtry Visiting Clinical Fellow Fay Faraday.

RSVP www.osgoode.yorku.ca/research/rsvp Event Code RIGHTS     

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Resources

  • The website of the (now concluded) Ontario Human Rights Review is here.
  • Find the Report of the Ontario Human Rights Review 2012 by Andrew Pinto here.
  • A Workshop was held at Queen’s Law in November 2012, entitled Adjudicating Human Rights in the Workplace:  After Ontario’s Pinto Report, Where Do We Go Next?  Find more information about that workshop, put together by Kevin Banks, Director, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace and Elizabeth Shilton, Senior Fellow, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace here.
  • Jen Quito and Mary Cornish, Looking Forward: Some Considerations Post Pinto Report on Building a Culture of Human Rights Compliance, here.

 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Room 1014, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

PROGRAM

Links to papers will be added as papers come in.


 

8:30                 Registration and Coffee

 

8:50                 Welcome

Dean Lorne Sossin, Osgoode Hall Law School

 

9:00                 Overview of the Pinto Report (Ontario Human Rights Review 2012)

Moderator: Patricia Hughes, Executive Director, Law Commission of Ontario

Andrew Pinto, Pinto Wray James LLP

Raj Anand, Weir Foulds LLP and McMurtry Visiting Clinical Fellow, Osgoode Hall Law School – “The Troubling Intersection of Equality Rights and Access to Justice”

Mary Cornish, Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre & Cornish LLP –“Moving Beyond a Narrow Focus on the Adjudication System: Challenging Governments to Effectively Carry out their Role as the Guarantor of Human Rights

10:30               Refreshment break

 

10:45               The 2006 Amendments to the Human Rights Code and the Promotion of Access to Justice

Moderator: Trevor Farrow, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School and Chair, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

Ranjan Agarwal, Bennett Jones LLP The Pinto Report: Access to Justice from a Practitioner’s Perspective (revised version posted Jan 24 2013)

Faisal Bhabha, Assistant Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School – “Access to what? Oh yeah, Justice”

Lorne Sossin, Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School – Human Rights, Access to Justice & Innovation

 

12:15               Lunch

 

1:30                 Measuring Outcomes after the 2006 Amendments to the Human Rights Code

Moderator: Sonia Lawrence, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

Fay Faraday, Faraday Law, and McMurtry Visiting Clinical Fellow, Osgoode Hall Law School – “Building a Human Rights Culture”

Lesley Jacobs, Professor of Law and Society and Political Science, York University, and Academic Director, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

Bruce Ryder, Associate Professor and Academic Director, Anti-Discrimination Intensive Program, Osgoode Hall Law School – “Leading the Way: HRTO Jurisprudence in a National Perspective”

 

3:00                 Public portion of symposium concludes



3:15 – 5:00                Workshop for Speakers and Invited Participants

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