Realizing Rights 2017

The Realizing Rights 2017: Human Rights and Constitutionalism conference took place June 8-10, 2017 at the University of Ottawa. The conference sought "to bring together, for the first time, the full range of practitioners, scholars, and advocates working on human rights across Canada and beyond, in order to discuss challenges and opportunities for the effective realization of human rights and related constitutional and governance arrangements."

Professor Nathalie Chalifour chaired a panel on "Incorporating International Norms in Canada’s Approaches to Domestic Human Rights Protection", and the range of topics covered by the conference presenters throughout the course of the conference touched on many issues relevant to environmental justice.