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Course Name Equality Rights
Course Code CLTC 6724
Course Credits 6.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Pre-Requisite: For students outside the specialization- Canadian Constitutional Law CCLW 6841; or Canadian Public and Constitutional Law CCLW 6847; or Constitutional Theory CLTC 6726; or Demonstrated foundational knowledge of Canadian constitutional law concepts. Anti-requisite: LAW 6724P - Equality Rights
Course Description

This course provides an overview of equality rights under s.15 of the Charter. Topics to be examined include the origins of the language in the text of s.15; theories of equality; definitions of intentional and adverse effects discrimination; the interpretation of the listed grounds of discrimination; the recognition and the relationship between the guarantee of equality in s.15(l) and the protection of ameliorative programmes in s.15(2); the relationship between s.15 and s.1; remedies available for the violation of equality rights; the extent to which particular listed or analogous grounds of discrimination have generated a body of case law; and an evaluation of the utility of litigation and rights discourse to further progressive goals.

Upcoming Offerings

Summer 2020

Specialization Constitutional Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h Substantive Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions hours. To inquire about hours and credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

All courses and schedules are subject to change.