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Suggested Bookmark: Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog

website-screenshotTravelling is more than just delays and time to read novels on planes.  You have a different kind of conversation with colleagues when you are out of your usual work environment, even if they are still in theirs.  I am going to come home with lots of new how-to ideas about tech, teaching, conferences, what to read (law, fiction, and non-work non-fiction), cats, maps, and other intangible things (thanks to inter alia, Emily Grabham Toni Williams and Kate Bedford of Kent)  Also, of course, new things to read: After hearing about this from Judy Fudge  I have added it to my RSS feeds.  The blog is here. Posts are by professors, students, post-docs, practitioners, and others and there is plenty of gendered (and some critical) commentary.  It looks well run and I look forward to following.

Here’s a bit about the whole Human Rights Hub itself:

The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) aims to bring together academics, practitioners and policy-makers from across the globe to advance the understanding and protection of human rights and equality. Through the vigorous exchange of ideas and resources, we strive to facilitate a better understanding of human rights principles, to develop new approaches to policy, and to influence the development of human rights law and practice.

OxHRH is based in the University of Oxford Faculty of Law and is directed by Sandra Fredman, the Rhodes Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the USA. University of Oxford academics, research students, and visiting academics form the core of our network, while our reach extends to over 20 countries through our growing network of human rights academics, practitioners and policy-makers.

For more information please visit our website at http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/themes/humanrightshub/index.php or email oxfordhumanrightshub@law.ox.ac.uk. OxHRH is also available on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.


Women Workers: Is Equality Enough? Judy Fudge in feminists@law

Former Osgoode professor, now Landsdowne Chair in Law at UVic Law and presently a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Kent Law, Judy Fudge recently gave an open lecture as part of her visit.  Feminists@law has the text in their most recent (open access!) issue, here.  Judy has an important body of work mainly in the area of employment and labour law.  See her faculty bio here.

The article delivers an interesting and important message about changing times and goals, arguing that equality as “equality between the genders” is inadequate in the context of an increasingly fragmented labour market.  Etc!  Enjoy:

Women’s claims to equality in employment have become more nuanced and complex as the contours of the gender order have been redrawn to reflect the growing diversity between women and a deterioration in what has been the normative or standard employment relationship for men. Using Canada and the United Kingdom to illustrate the changes in the labour market and gender order, the lecture calls into question the potential of equality norms, however expansive, to solve the problems women workers face in the wake of global austerity.

via Women Workers: Is Equality Enough? | Fudge | feminists@law.

NIP: Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada: Farm Workers and the Fraser Case :: Irwin Law Inc.

Join in at the launch of Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada: Farm Workers and the Fraser Case, edited by Professor Eric Tucker (Osgoode), Judy Fudge (UVic) and Fay Faraday (Osgoode adjunct, equality/labour law specialist).

The Fraser case 2011 SCC 20, which “inspired” the collection, is here.

Sponsored by the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights.

Sheridan Centre Hotel Conference Room F (Mezzanine Level) 123 Queen Street West, Toronto Thursday, April 12th, 2012 4:00 – 6:00 pm 

Please RSVP to: etucker@osgoode.yorku.ca

You can pre-order the book from Irwin law here: Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada: Farm Workers and the Fraser Case

and here is the table of contents:



Chapter One
Introduction: Farm Workers, Collective Bargaining Rights, and the Meaning of Constitutional Protection
Judy Fudge

Chapter Two
Farm Worker Exceptionalism: Past, Present, and the post-Fraser Future  

Eric Tucker

Chapter Three
The Roots of Organizing Agriculture Workers in Canada
Wayne Hanley

Chapter Four
Development as Remittances or Development as Freedom? Exploring Canada’s Temporary Migration Programs from a Rights-based Approach
Kerry Preibisch

Chapter Five
Envisioning Equality: Analogous Grounds and Farm Workers’ Experience of Discrimination
Fay Faraday

Chapter Six
Harvest Pilgrims: Migrant Farm Workers in Ontario
Vincenzo Pietropaolo

Chapter Seven
The Fraser Case: A Wrong Turn in a Fog of Judicial Deference
Paul JJ Cavalluzzo

Chapter Eight
What Fraser Means For Labour Rights in Canada
Steven Barrett and Ethan Poskanzer

Chapter Nine
Labour Rights: A Democratic Counterweight to Growing Income Inequality in Canada
Derek Fudge

Chapter Ten
The International Constitution
Patrick Macklem

Chapter Eleven
Giving Life to the ILO —Two Cheers for the SCC
KD Ewing and John Hendy, QC