It’s being widely reported today that Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has rejected the bid of the Church of Atheism of Central Canada to be recognized as a charity. As someone who’s called Canada’s charity law “antiquated and ill suited for modern purposes” and repeatedly called for modernization, this case … Continue reading
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Omar Shakir is the Israel and Palestine Director for Human Rights Watch (Middle East and North Africa Division). Here we talk about Israel, Palestine, human rights, international law, and more. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let’s start from a general overview. What are the basic facts in the modern … Continue reading
Interview with Dr. Tung LAM, CBE – Medical Law Consultant & Honorary Inaugural Obama Foundation Fellow – by Scott Douglas Jacobsen. Continue reading
We did it! Today, Canada finally repealed its blasphemy law. Well, technically the Senate voted not to insist on amendments it had put to the House of Commons after MPs voted yesterday to reject those amendments. But that’s the parliamentary wrangling you can read on Hansard.
Starting tomorrow at 9:30 AM (Ottawa time), the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments in two cases jointly that are of enormous importance to secularism and humanism in Canada.