“A healthy democracy rests upon a legal framework that protects fundamental legal rights, guards against discrimination and marginalization of minorities, and encourages the engagement of citizens in the process of government. Implicit in that legal framework is a role for the courts.”Robert J Sharpe & Kent Roach, The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 7th ed
(Toronto: Irwin Law, 2021) at 37.
Rights Clinic Resources
An Introduction to the Charter, Charterpedia, The Ontario Justice Education Network, the Canadian Rights Commission, the Public Interest Law Centre (PILC), and Tribunals.
About the Rights Clinic
The Rights Clinic was founded in July 2022 to expand the clinical offerings at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law and to advocate for the protection and advancement of rights. It has a specific focus on assisting Manitobans with rights-advancing issues and cases in the areas of environmental rights, Charter rights, Indigenous rights, disability rights, and privacy rights, amongst others.
Rights Clinic Partners
The Rights Clinic at Robson Hall gratefully acknowledges funding that has been provided by the Manitoba Law Foundation.
Contact the Rights Clinic
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