Interview with Omar Shakir – Israel and Palestine Director, Human Rights Watch (Middle East and North Africa Division)

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

Bill C-51 passes: Blaspheme away!

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 Today, Canada finally repealed its blasphemy law.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.

Major Supreme Court victory! Law Society of Upper Canada & Law Society of British Columbia v Trinity Western University

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Happy news to take you into the weekend! The Supreme Court decision in the twin cases of Law Society of British Columbia v Trinity Western University and Law Society of Upper Canada v Trinity Western University went in favour of the law societies.

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