Past projects

This page contains a non-exhaustive list of research projects that members of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism have worked on in previous years.


Recognizing and Protecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Efforts to Combat Climate Change (2018-2020)

  • Researcher: Sébastien Jodoin
  • Web page


Legal Mapping Database of Transnational Uses of International Labour Law (2017-2020)

The Cosmopolitan Justice of International Law

  • Researcher: Evan Fox-Decent


IMPACTS: A Multi-Sector Partnership to Investigate and Develop Policy and Practice Models to Dismantle "Rape Culture" in Universities (2016-2023)

  • Researchers: many co-investigators including Shaheen Shariff, Nandini Ramanujam, Colleen Sheppard, Marie Manikis.
  • Web page

Strengthening Justice for International Crimes: A Canadian Partnership (2016-2019)

Children and Families Affected by War: A Tri-Pillared Approach (2019-2020)

  • Researcher: Miriam Denov


Mental Health Information Privacy & Equality in the Workplace Project (2015-2018)

  • Researchers: Derek J Jones, Colleen Sheppard, Eliza Bateman, Joanna Richardson

Special Issue of the Oñati Socio-legal Series: Indignation, Socio- Economic Inequality and the Role of Law (2015)

Economic Justice Working Group

  • Researchers: Colleen Sheppard, Nandini Ramanujam, Francois Crépeau, Adelle Blackett, Jane M. Glenn, Alana Klein and Catherine Lu

Born of War: The Perspectives, Rights and Needs of Children Born of Wartime Sexual Violence (2015-2020)

The International Organization for Migration: Understanding a rising humanitarian actor (2015-2020)

Seeking Justice after Natural Disasters (2015-2017)

From beneficiaries to actors: Understanding displaced persons' roles in resolution processes (2015-2016)

Law and the Regulation of the Senses: Exploring in Sensori-Legal Studies (2015-2019)

Insurgent Justice (2015-2018)

  • Researcher: René Provost


Centaur Jurisprudence Research Project

Define the Line: Clarifying the Blurred Lines Between Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship

  • Researchers: Shaheen Shariff (Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill), Shauna Van Praagh (CHRLP)

Securitization of migration asylum in Canada: A Comparative analysis of policy consequences and human rights impact (2014-2018)

  • Researcher: François Crépeau


Religious Revival in a Post-Multicultural Age.

  • Research Initiative co-researched with Tel Aviv University
  • Researchers: René Provost, Shauna Van Praagh, Angela Campbell, and Victor Muñiz-Fraticelli
  • Published paper: Caylee Hong and René Provost, “Let Us Compare Mythologies” (January 17, 2013).

Legacies of Injustice and Residential Schools: Responsibilities and Relationships through the Lens of Law

  • Researchers: Colleen Sheppard, Kirsten Anker, and Mark Antaki with the collaboration of Evan Fox-Decent
  • The Centre prepared three working papers for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.


Rule of Law and Economic Development (2012-Present)

Mental Health and Human Rights (2012)


Labor Law and Development: Perspectives on Labor Regulation in Africa and the African Diaspora (2011)

The Idea of Labour Law and its Relationship to the Market (2011)

  • Published book chapter: Adelle Blackett, “Emancipation in the Idea of Labour Law”, in The Idea of Labour Law, edited by Davidov and Langille, Oxford UP 2011.

Informal formality: tenantries, ejidos and family land

Regulating Decent Work for Domestic Workers / Réguler le travail décent pour les travailleuses domestiques (2011)

  • Special Journal issue edited by Adelle Blackett and published in (2011) 23: 1 Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes et Droit, University of Toronto Press.

The Refugee Law Reader

  • Researcher: François Crépeau
  • See the project page for more details
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