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04-21-22 | Diversity, Human Rights, Public Law, Research Methodology

Research project: Racial profiling in traffic stops in Quebec

This research project presented by Malorie Kanaan aims to document the nature of traffic stops and their resulting individual and community consequences for racialized people in Quebec.

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11-18-21 | Human Rights, Indigenous Law, Public Law

The ancestral rights of Indigenous Peoples who have not signed the James Bay Agreement: The thesis of unilateral extinction put to the test of fundamental rights

Nearly 45 years ago, the law enacting the James Bay Agreement extinguished the rights of Indigenous Peoples covering a territory of 1,082,000 square kilometres. Certain non-signatory Indigenous Peoples still claim a right to this territory. Law professor Ghislain Otis puts this instance of unilateral extinction to the test of fundamental rights.

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11-10-21 | Health Law, Human Rights

Obstetrical and gynecological violence: Towards a better understanding of this fundamental issue in women’s health

Obstetrical and gynecological violence (OGV) is not a new concept, but it has recently attracted a renewed interest in Quebec. While OGV has been soundly denounced, it has been the subject of very little academic study, and its very definition remains difficult. The research of Professor Audrey Ferron Parayre, a specialist in legal issues related to the medical field, is filling the gap on obstetrical and gynecological violence.

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06-11-21 | Health Law, Human Rights, Interdisciplinarity

Informed consent in healthcare

Audrey Ferron Parayre, Assistant Professor in the University of Ottawa’s Civil Law Section, is interested in how clinical practices in healthcare relate to the legal standards in place to protect doctors and patients. In this video, she discusses her research on how information is shared between caregivers and patients, exploring what is actually happening in practice. What do doctors tell patients? What do patients understand? And who makes the final decisions?

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