Inclusive Citizenship and Deliberative Democracy

Treaty Rights are Human Rights: A Letter to the Newly Appointed DFO Minister

29 Nov 2021

LLM candidate Camille Boulianne raises concerns about the current fishery management model in the Mi'kma'ki in this open letter to the Department of Fisheries Minister.

Women, Children and Ecoguards at Risk in Democratic Republic of Congo Mines

23 Nov 2021

O'Brien Fellow in Residence Valentin Migabo draws urgent attention to the precarious working conditions in the mining areas of the DRC, particularly for women, children & ecoguards.

Democracy from afar: Observing the Russian elections from Montreal

25 Oct 2021

O'Brien Fellow in Residence Dr. Andrey Shcherbovich critiques the Russian Duma’s election law, as well as recent constitutional reform imposing harsher restrictions for observers & members of...

Local knowledge, Jokowi wrote

26 Apr 2021

Pranoto Iskandar argues for the enduring relevance of local knowledge in efforts for democratic renewal in Indonesia. Scrutinizing recent policy decisions and current legal and political structures...

Beyond state visions of democracy: envisioning family and workplace as democratic spheres

8 Apr 2021

Alexander Agnello and Matthew Palynchuk emphasize the importance of broadening the scope of democracy to include other spheres, including the family unit and the workplace.

Protecting Freedom of Expression Online

16 Feb 2021

Rachel Zuroff, BCL’16, compares online intermediary immunity laws in the context of social media. Drawing on the recent Capitol Hill riots, she highlights tensions between Internet free speech and...

The Pitfalls of the Ethiopian Elites’ War of Narratives: Part II

22 Jan 2021

In this second of a two-part article, Shimelis Mulugeta Kene, DCL'20, and Solen Feyissa analyse Ethiopia’s social and political landscape, and demonstrate that a war of narratives has recently been...

The United Nations at 75: Has It Delivered the Promise of Human Rights?

7 Dec 2020

Reflecting on 75 years of the United Nations, Slava Balan argues that a Human Rights-Based Approach is needed to implement the goal of universal human rights.

Au-delà des débats: réfléchissons à la dignité des enfants, notre avenir à tous

26 Nov 2020

Tamara Thermitus réfléchit sur l'effet du racisme systémique en abordant la nécessité d'envisager le privilège de la liberté académique dans une perspective contextualisée et nuancée.

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