Archive for the ‘Rights Issues & Organizations’ Category

May 10th, 2010 - 10:40 pm § in Human Rights & Public Policy, Rights Issues & Organizations

Ontario Law; Effective or Worthless?

Tuesday, November 2nd, 1954 Psychology Prof. Everett Bovard from U. of T emphasizes the need for a legal force to play vital role in the “break down [of] racial discrimination in Dresden”. Although the Ontario Fair Accomodations Practices Act was passed, many feel it was a waste of tim[...]

August 12th, 2009 - 7:33 pm § in Rights Issues & Organizations

Paris Principles

Principles relating to the status of national institutions – “Paris Principles.” Competence and responsibilities 1.      A national institution shall be vested with competence to promote and protect human rights. 2.      A national institution shall be given as broad a mandate as pos[...]

August 12th, 2009 - 7:29 pm § in Rights Issues & Organizations

Commission Gatekeeper Model Versus the Privatization and Professionalization of Human Rights

Click to Download File Commission Gatekeeper Model Versus The Privatization and Professionalization of Human Rights (Commission Gatekeeper Model) Ontario Human Rights Code enacted in 1962, the first Human Rights Code in Canada. The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) was established in 1961 to ad[...]

August 12th, 2009 - 6:00 pm § in Rights Issues & Organizations

Human Rights Policies, Neoliberal Discourse, and the Neutralization of Human Rights Issues in Harassment and Discrimination Policies

“This paper contemplates changes in the content of harassment and discrimination policies at Canadian universities from a discourse-oriented perspective.  Many analysts view these changes as “normal and natural” outgrowths of changes in human rights law. ” To read more clic[...]

August 12th, 2009 - 5:14 pm § in Rights Issues & Organizations

The Donna Young Report

“The impetus for this project is the need for a critical examination of the manner in which race discrimination complaints are handled at the Ontario Human Rights Commission.  Race discrimination is one of the most elusive problems faced by human rights organization in North America.  The su[...]

August 12th, 2009 - 5:05 pm § in Rights Issues & Organizations

Route 64-Another Detour on the Road to Equality: An Examination of the Current Human Rights System in British Columbia

“Bill 64, the Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2002, passed third reading on October 29, 2002 and was brought into force on March 31, 2003.  It enacted sweeping amendments to British Columbia’s Human Rights Code, fundamentally reconfiguring the province’s human rights system.̶[...]

July 13th, 2009 - 4:42 pm § in Human Rights Leaders, Rights Issues & Organizations

“Dresden’s Color Bar Still Up, Rap Daley Failure to Apply Law”

The Telegram – October 30, 1954 Although Premier Frost has implemented the Fair Accomodation Practices’ Act, many are still being denied service. According to the Act, “it makes it a statutory offence to discriminate in public places on grounds of race, creed, color, nationality, a[...]

July 9th, 2009 - 2:59 pm § in Human Rights Leaders, Rights Issues & Organizations

“Claim Dresden Cafe Refused 2 Negroes”

The Telegram – Monday November 8, 1954 Local Dresden newspaper reports on yet “another color bar incident”.  A Black couple was refused service, not once but twice, where one of the restaurant owners is now being prosecuted for discrimination.  Other similar occurences or compla[...]

May 1st, 2009 - 11:31 am § in Rights Issues & Organizations

What is Discrimination?

Download File Here What is Discrimination?1 Relatively little philosophical work has been done on the nature of discrimination.2 But discrimination raises a number of philosophically interesting issues. When we identify an action or a rule as discriminatory, we are claiming not just that it draws a [...]