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Child custody and access: the experiences of abused immigrant and refugee women  
http://www.womanabuseprevention.com/custodyandimmigrant.pdf
Discusses the experiences of 93 immigrant and refugee women and their efforts to keep their children safe from further exposure to violence. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Privatization, law, and the challenge to feminism
Examines the role of law in privatization projects across policy areas ranging from fiscal and labour policy through family, welfare, and immigration law.
Published: 2002
Colors of violence  
http://www.arc.org/C_Lines/CLArchive/story3_4_01.html
Describes how women of colour, who are victimized by sexual or domestic violence, can face difficulties in regards to proper justice. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Selected legal issues in genetic testing: guidance from human rights  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iacb-dgiac/arad-draa/english/rmdd/wpapers/jones.pdf
Argues that modern human rights standards provide important guidelines on legal and ethical issues surrounding genetic testing. Offers working recommendations to develop a framework on genetic testing and genetic information. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Justice system's response: violence against Aboriginal girls  
http://www.justiceforgirls.org/publications/pdfs/Violence%20against%20Aboriginal%20Girls%20-%20Final%20Brief%20-%20Sept%202005.pdf
Explores the roots of violence against aboriginal girls in BC and critically examines the judicial system's responses to it, making several imperative recommendations. (See Details)
Published: 2005
The legal system and its impact on women's health: a largely uninvestigated terrain  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/havkivsky-legal.pdf
Considers the potential and limitations of the legal system in women's struggle for social justice. The argument put forward in the paper is that though rarely taken into account when examining women's health, the legal system is a key determinant of women's health. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Locking them up to keep them "safe": criminalized girls in British Columbia  
http://www.justiceforgirls.org/publications/pos_lockingthemup.html
Details the experiences of four young women (aged 15-19) of being arrested, appearing in court, and spending time in prison. Offers an overview of the history of girls’ imprisonment in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Justice issues: custody and access  
http://www.owjn.org/issues/custody.htm
Provides general information on child custody and access issues. Includes reviews of current legal decisions and advice on applying for custody under specific circumstances. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Justice issues: sexual harassment  
http://www.owjn.org/issues/s-harass.htm
Lists resources that outline issues surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace, including legal decisions and their ramifications for workplace harassment policy. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Human security and Aboriginal women in Canada  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662424263/index_e.html
Examines the connections between Aboriginal women, protest and human security. (See Details)
Published: 2005