Taking Liberties: A History of Human Rights in Canada

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Universal human rights are considered to be a fundamental, inalienable aspect of Canadian legal culture, not to mention central to our international positioning. However the reality is that Canada was surprisingly slow to adopt the rights revolution that followed the Second World War, given concerns that existing norms and liberties could conflict with these new universal rights. Moreover, even when Canada did sign up, these rights were not all automatically put into practice. Nor, interestingly, did all groups embrace ...

Taking Liberties: A History of Human Rights in Canada 2013, Oxford University Press, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780199004799

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