Briefs and reports

Reports

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

In April 2017, the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) published its concluding observations on the initial report of Canada. In advance of the Committee's meeting, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism published a shadow report examining the current state of protection of the right to legal capacity for persons with disabilities in Canada, and offering recommendations.

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File CHLRP report submitted to the UN CRPD, April 2017

Microsoft Office document icon UN CRPD - Concluding observations on the initial report of Canada, April 2017

Amicus interventions

From time to time, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism submits briefs to international tribunals as amicus curiae, prepared by members of the Centre and graduate and undergraduate students in the Faculty of Law.

Here are examples of briefs submitted to the Extraordinary Chamber of the Courts of Cambodia (the Khmer Rouge Tribunal), the European Court of Human Rights, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

PDF icon Amicus brief - Before the Pre-Trial Chamber Extraordinary Chambers in The Courts Of Cambodia in The Matter of The Co-Prosecutors’ Appeal of The Closing Order Against Kaing Guek Eav “Duch” - 8 August 2008

PDF icon Observations écrites sur l’affaire KHLAIFIA et autres c. ITALIE - Cour européenne des droits de l’homme, grande chambre – 18 mai 2016

PDF icon Memorial amicus curiae en el caso Vereda la Esperanza Vs. Colombia - Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos - 23 de mayo de 2016

PDF icon Amicus memorial submitted by the McGill CHRLP in the Case of Ukraine v. Russia (IV), European Court of Human Rights, 30 November 2016.