Dignity, Self-Determination and End-of-Life Care
PLEASE NOTE THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED. A Global perspectives on disability, human rights and accessing justice seminar, organized by the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.
This seminar is accredited for 1.5 hours of continuing legal education by the Quebec Bar (activity no. 10075984).
Over the last decades, a number of jurisdictions have turned to the law to guide decision- making or address contested human rights issues of persons disabled by illness or injury near the end of life. In the last two years, developments in Canada have re-ignited public debate on end-of-life care and dying with dignity. Quebec has proposed end-of-life legislation. A British Columbia Court has found the Canadian Criminal Code ban on assisted suicide violates the Canadian Charter, but the decision has been overturned and is pending before the Canadian Supreme Court.
The seminar will allow participants to identify key issues and exchange ideas on the difficult questions inherent in end-of-life care, human dignity and respect for the rights of persons with disabilities.
About the series
To explore some of the advances, challenges, and questions, the CHRLP is pleased to present its 2013-14 seminar series on selected issues of human rights and disability law. The series builds on the themes explored in the CHRLP’s successful 2012-13 seminar series, entitled “Disability, Human Rights and the Law.” We offer this series to continue to engage in one of the most compelling human rights issues of our day, consistent with the Faculty of Law’s tradition of analysis, scholarship and promotion of human rights and social justice. The events will follow the format of a teaching seminar and required resources will be circulated ahead of time.
Space is limited, so kindly RSVP to chrlp [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca to secure your spot. Lunch will be provided.