Reproductive and Sexual Rights (Busby)
This seminar course will deepen students’ knowledge on complex issues related to reproductive and sexual rights, encourage incorporation of insights from other methodologies and theoretical approaches into legal problem solving, and sharpen research and communication skills.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED MAY INCLUDE:
Non-criminal Responses to Gendered Violence: University Sexual Violence Policies; Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls; Limits and Uses of Domestic Violence Protection and Prevention Orders
Criminal Responses to Sexual Violence and Stigmatized Practices: Police and Prosecutorial Policies in Sexual Assault Cases; Stigmatized Sexual Practices; HIV Disclosure and Sexual Assault Law
Human Reproduction: Surrogate Motherhood; Egg, Sperm and Gamete Donations; Issues in Pregnancy Termination
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Gender Queer Youth; Queer Politics/Queer Rights; The LGBT Purge Class Action; Participation in Elite Sports by Trans Identified People
Sex Work/Prostitution: Will Canada’s New Laws Survive a Charter Challenge? Comparing Sex Work Laws in India and Canada