Law and legal procedure

Law and legal procedure

The legal system and its impact on women's health: a largely uninvestigated terrain

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Olena Hankivsky
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

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.

ISBN/ISSN: 
MCEWH GEND.M37 1999
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Chapter in "Made to Measure: Designing Research, Policy and Action Approaches to Eliminate Gender Inequity, National Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 3-6 1999." // Includes bibliographical references.

Aboriginal Women's Council of Saskatchewan

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Groups Served: 
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Forms an initiative of the Community Justice Programs of the Government of Saskatchewan. Includes in its objectives: educating and organizing Aboriginal women to help with issues such as safety, victimization, abuse and healing; influencing the development of social policy that is sensitive to the needs of Aboriginal women and children; promoting wellness and safe environments through community development and economic development, and; providing crime prevention and family violence programs for youth.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
306-763-6005
Fax Number: 
306-922-6034
Street Address: 
101-118 12th St E
City: 
Prince Albert
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S6V 1B6

Transforming women's future: a guide to equality rights theory and action

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Melina Buckley
West Coast Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
Publisher: 
West Coast Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

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.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0968654002
LAW.T73 2001

Legal info

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English
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Online
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Ontario Women's Justice Network
Publisher: 
Ontario Women's Justice Network
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

Can confidentiality survive? A day of study on disclosure of personal records in sexual assault cases

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English
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Paper
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Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC)
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Contains articles on the disclosure of personal records in sexual assault cases by various women involved in law and sexual assault centres. Provides background information on the production and disclosure of personal records of complainants in sexual assault trials, a review of the case law leading up to the introduction of Bill C-46 and a brief consideration of the legal landscape in the post Bill C-46 era. Examines the constitutionality of Bill C-46, where this Bill came form and why we need it, the equality rationales that support it, as well as the elements of this Bill that are vulnerable to being struck down. Explores reactions to sexual assault, treatment of victims of sexual assault, the therapist patient relationship and the nature of psychiatric records. Also assesses the impact of the threat of disclosure of psychiatric records on patients who have been sexually assaulted thinking about going into therapy, currently in therapy, and women considering going to therapy for any reason. Deals with the damage to the sexual assault survivor of disclosing personal records.

ISBN/ISSN: 
METH.C36 1998

Justice and the poor

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English
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Paper
Online
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National Council of Welfare
Publisher: 
Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

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ISBN 0662287843
POVR.N38 2000
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Includes bibliographical references.

Equality: the challenge of the new millenium - 13th biennial conference participant binder

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English
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Paper
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National Association of Women and the Law
Publisher: 
National Association of Women and the Law
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides background information on the National Association of Women and the Law, workshop summaries, and relevant articles for participants of the 13th biennial conference on Women and Law.

ISBN/ISSN: 
LAW.N38 2000

Defensive medicine during hospital obstetrical care: a by-product of the technological age

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Ken L. Bassett
Nitya Iyer
Arminée Kazanjian
Publisher: 
Social Science and Medicine
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Discusses defensive medicine in relation to hospital obstetrical scenarios commonly associated with fear of litigation.

ISBN/ISSN: 
LAW.B37 1999

Ontario Women's Justice Network

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Consulting

Provides a legal resource for women's organisations and individuals working on issues relating to justice and violence against women and children. Works to demystify the legal system.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-392-3148
Email Address: 
owjn@web.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
416-392-3136
Street Address: 
158 Spadina Rd
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5R 2T8

Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto

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Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Consulting

Forms an organization that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community and its members in Toronto to gain control over the legal and justice issues that affect them. Works to reduce the rate of incarceration and recidivism amongst the Aboriginal population of Toronto, reduce the high incidence of conflict between Aboriginal people and the criminal justice and family court systems in Metropolitan Toronto, increase the confidence of Aboriginal people to deal effectively with all aspects of the justice system, help develop an Aboriginal community within Toronto that can function with pride and confidence in both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-408-3967
Secondary Telephone: 
416-408-4041
Email Address: 
alst@web.ca
Street Address: 
803-415 Yonge St
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5B 2E7
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