Test-Case Litigation, Social and Economic Rights, and the American Convention on Human Rights: What Difference can it Make?

Summary of a presentation from NAWL’s 14th Biennial Conference In the Fall of 2001, the Supreme Court of Canada heard Louise Gosselin’s Charter claim to an adequate level of social assistance (Gosselin v. The Attorney General of Québec, 27418, decision reserved). Gosselin raises important questions regarding whether states have a positive duty to provide social […]

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Women’s Poverty, Women’s Equality: Supreme Court to Rule on one Woman’s Claim to Social and Economic Rights

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. The Supreme Court of Canada will soon be hearing a precedent-setting case about the right to adequate social assistance benefits. NAWL was granted leave to intervene in the case, to present a feminist analysis of the issue. Gosselin v. The Attorney General of Québec (27418) is scheduled to […]

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