Saturday, February 28, 2009 - Sunday March 1, 2009
Donald Gordon Centre, Kingston, Ontario
In this conference, participants will explore international and comparative feminist perspectives on the way in which constitutions address human rights, particularly those pertaining to minorities and to multiculturalism. Leading scholars from around the world will address these issues as they follow current debates about the way constitutions seek – and either succeed or fail in protecting – women’s issues both domestically and internationally. Human rights, access to justice, multiculturalism, reproductive rights, and social and economic rights are among the topics to be discussed.
Co-organizers: Professors Beverley Baines and Tsvi Kahana of Queen's Law, and Professor Daphne Barak-Erez of the University of Tel Aviv
Co-sponsors: Office of the Principal and Office of Research Services at Queen's University, Queen's Law, Faculty of Law at the University of Tel Aviv, and Feminist Legal Studies Queen's