HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGES & ACHIEVEMENTS
November 22nd & 23rd, 2013
Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg
Jointly presented by The Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba Bar Association and the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law
Our 2013 Pitblado Lectures delves into challenging and current human rights issues including:
- Section 15 – where we are with equality jurisprudence?
- The Supreme Court of Canada – has it now articulated a workable approach for assessing equality rights claims?
- The Charter v. Human Rights Codes recent jurisprudence – how should legislators and judges assess competing Charter and Human Rights Code claims, particularly religious rights cases?
- Equality Claims brought by First Nations – what are the challenges under the Canadian Human Rights Act?
- Human Rights Commissions and Tribunals – what does the future look like?
- International human rights law – does it matter in your Manitoba practice?
Practical guidance will also be provided on the tests for discrimination, new legislation and policies, and whether your firm needs a human rights practice management check-up!
The Lectures will touch on issues relevant to Human Rights, Labour and Employment and Immigration law practitioners as well as those that practice First Nations / Aboriginal law and Civil Litigation.
This program may be reported for up to 9.5 hours of eligible CPD activity, including 1 hour of Ethics, Practice Management or Professional Responsibility (EPPM).
The Honourable C. Lynn Smith
Will be presenting on Equality Issues
Will be presenting on the relevance of International Human Rights Law to a Manitoba law practice
Will be presenting on Proving Discrimination
Will be presenting on Discrimination and First Nations
Professor Ken Norman
Will be presenting on the future of Human Rights Commissions