Transforming rights : reflections from the front lines /

Transforming Rights draws on Yalden's extensive experience in rights work to provide a personal assessment of how issues of human rights and language rights have evolved over the past forty years, both within Canada and internationally.

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Main Author: Yalden, Max.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2009.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1. Introduction
  • 1. Personal file
  • 2. School, university, graduate studies
  • 3. A public service career
  • pt. 2. Language rights
  • 1. The background to language reform
  • 2. The origins of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism
  • 3. The Royal Commission recommendations and government reactions
  • 4. Summary of commission proposals and government reactions
  • pt. 3. Human rights
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The universality of human rights norms
  • 3. Perspectives on human rights
  • 4. The Canadian experience
  • 5. Discrimination
  • 6. Multiculturalism
  • 7. Employment equity
  • 8. Pay equity
  • 9. Aboriginal rights
  • pt. 4. Human rights and international relations
  • Terminology
  • 1. International human rights machinery
  • 2. The High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • 3. Regional human rights machinery
  • 4. The Human rights covenants and the treaty bodies
  • 5. Canada and international human rights machinery
  • 6. Canada and human rights violations
  • pt. 5. Summing up and conclusions
  • 1. Language rights
  • 2. Human rights
  • Appendix. Official languages and human rights commissioners.