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NCJ Number: 157154 Find in a Library
Title: Human Rights Resolution Mechanisms, Working Document
Corporate Author: University of Ottawa
Human Rights Research and Education Centre
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 176
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Department of Justice
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8, Canada
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Publication Number: WD1994-16e
Sale Source: Canada Department of Justice
Justice Bldg. Kent St., at Wellington St.
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8,
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Research was sponsored by Canada's Department of Justice to investigate and evaluate different mechanisms for protecting human rights.
Abstract: The Canadian literature on equality theory and human rights legislation was reviewed, as well as other material on related areas of law. The research effort also focused on cases that interpreted human rights statutes and equality rights in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In addition, interviews were conducted with staff of human rights agencies. Research findings indicated that concepts of equality and discrimination need to be re-examined in the context of human rights. Models for characterizing the problem of discrimination and for resolving human rights issues are described. Institutional mechanisms for resolving human rights issues are considered, along with existing mechanisms in various countries to facilitate respect for human rights. References, footnotes, and tables
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Canada; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Crime in foreign countries; Discrimination; Dispute resolution; Foreign courts; Foreign laws; Foreign police; Human rights; US/foreign comparisons
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