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PD-59 Forms of Address for Parties and Counsel in Proceedings

  • December 16, 2020

This Practice Direction clarifies how parties and/or counsel can advise the Court, other parties, and counsel of their pronouns and form of address.

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Minutes, Archived Recording

BC Human Rights Tribunal Update

  • November 26, 2020

This meeting was held at 12:00 PM via Zoom. Guest speaker was Diana Juricevic, Chair of the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

Human Rights Law

Annual Report

Annual Report 2019/2020

  • August 11, 2020

This report summarizes the activity for the Human Rights Law Section for the 2019-2020 Term.

Human Rights Law

Minutes, Archived Recording

Civil, Human, Housing & Prisoner Rights In the Time of COVID-19

  • June 25, 2020

This meeting was held at 4:30 PM via Zoom. Guest speakers were Meghan McDermott, Policy Lawyer, BC Civil Liberties Association, Laura Track, Director of Education & Human Rights Lawyer, BC Human Rights Clinic, Community Legal Assistance Society, Danielle Sabelli, Housing Lawyer, Community Law Program, Community Legal Assistance Society, and Emilie Coyle, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.

Human Rights Law, Social Justice

Minutes, Archived Recording

Envirocon Case

  • February 14, 2020

Fred Wynne, counsel for the complainant, and James Kondopulos, Michael Wagner and Brandon Hillis, counsel for the respondent, reviewed the facts and issues in the Envirocon case and the significance of the Court of Appeal's decision in February 2019 and the Supreme Court of Canada's denial of the complainant's application for leave to appeal in August 2019.

Human Rights Law

Annual Report

Annual Report 2018/2019

  • July 19, 2019

This report summarizes the activity for the Human Rights Law Section for the 2018-2019 Term.

Human Rights Law

Minutes, Archived Recording

BC Human Rights Tribunal: Annual Review and Update

  • June 24, 2019

This meeting was held at 12:30 PM at Fasken in Vancouver, British Columbia. Guest speaker was Steve Adamson, Registrar, BC Human Rights Tribunal and Katherine Hardie, Legal Counsel, B.C. Human Rights Tribunal .

Human Rights Law

Minutes, Archived Recording

Oger v. Whatcott

  • June 12, 2019

This meeting was held at 12:30 PM at Fasken in Vancouver, British Columbia. Guest speaker was Susanna Quail (Allevato Quail and Roy), E.W. (Heidi) Hughes (Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Attorney General), Shauna Gersbach (Guild Yule LLP).

Human Rights Law, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, Social Justice

Minutes, Archived Recording

The Rohingya Crisis - Realities, Reflections, Implications and Imperatives

  • March 08, 2019

This meeting was held at 12:30 PM at Harper Grey LLP in Vancouver, British Columbia. Guest speaker was Ralph Keefer, retired BC Crown Prosecutor, Author and Investigator; Yasmin Ullah, President of the Rohingya Human Rights Network; and Catherine Morris, Adjunct Professor, UVic Faculty of Law.

Human Rights Law, International Law