Search Resources (English): Law and legal procedure

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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
Justice and the poor  
http://www.ncwcnbes.net/htmdocument/reportjusticepoor/repjusticepoor_e.htm
Examines the way the criminal justice system treats low-income Canadians. Looks at the effects of different stages of the criminal justice process on the poor. (See Details)
Published: 2000
The legal regulation and construction of the gendered body and of disability in Canadian health law and policy  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/LegalRegConstruction.pdf
Documents and analyzes the link between women's lived experiences of health and the organization of their experience by law. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Double jeopardy: motherwork and the law
Shows how the law fails to take into consideration the many different circumstances under which women mother and the work they do. Argues that law and social policy can serve mothers better by reflecting these realities and guaranteeing their right to social and economic security.
Published: 2001
Legal info  
http://www.owjn.org/info/access.htm
Provides background information on legal terms and issues of particular concern to women. Includes a forum for frequently asked questions on subjects such as peace bonds, child custody, sexual assault recourse, domestic violence, child support, and the like. Offers general background information for those who may be approaching the legal system for the first time. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Special for rape victims  
http://www.justicewomen.com/help_special_rape.html
Provides guidance for victims of rape and those that want to help them. Gives detailed information and practical advice on how to get support, protection, and justice in the aftermath of rape or sexual assault. Broken down into 3 sections: General Tips; Preventing and Dealing with Mistreatment from Others; Obtaining Justice and Protection from the Criminal Justice System. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Transforming women's future: a guide to equality rights theory and action
Presents a resource for individuals and organizations that are or will be using law-related strategies to advance women's equality. Provides a framework to facilitate the development of advocacy strategies.
Published: 2001
Canada's promises to keep: the Charter and violence against women
Examines how the policies, procedures and practices of the justice system impact on the low conviction rates of violence against women and how these can impact women's inequality.
Published: 2004
Diversity and justice: gender perspectives - a guide to gender equality perspectives  
http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/dept/pub/guide/guide.htm
Provides a general introduction to the fundamental principles of gender equality analysis for the Department of Justice. It discusses gender equality analysis in relation to legal advice and opinion, litigation, policy and program development, research and statistics, legislative services, communications, and evaluation work. The guide is formatted to allow revisions to be inserted as needed, according to the evolution of case law, legislative amendments, and our own thinking. (See Details)
Published: 1998
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