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Transforming rights : reflections from the front lines

Author: Max Yalden
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yalden, Max.
Transforming rights.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)653331405
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Yalden
ISBN: 9781442640078 1442640073
OCLC Number: 317353330
Description: xiv, 265 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Maxwell Yalden.

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