Bruce Porter

Social Rights Advocacy Centre

Director

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (33)

1.

The Justiciability of Social and Economic Rights: An Updated Appraisal

CHRGJ Working Paper No. 15
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2010
Aoife Nolan, Bruce Porter and Malcolm Langford
University of Nottingham - School of Law, Social Rights Advocacy Centre and University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law
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Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Justiciability, Judicial Review, Progressive Realisation, Retrogressive measures, Minimum Core

Rights-Based Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Canada: The Constitutional Framework

Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2013-10
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 02 Nov 2013
Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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anti-poverty, Canadian constitutional law, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, international human rights law, housing

Rights-Based Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Canada: The Constitutional Framework

Social Rights Advocacy Centre Working Paper, November 2012
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 20 Sep 2013
Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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social rights, human rights, Canada, poverty, homelessness, constitution, rights-based, policy, anti-poverty, housing, international human rights, section 36, Charter of Rights, section 7, life, liberty, security, equality, section 15, section 1, Canadian, law

Socio-Economic Rights Under the Canadian Charter

In M. Langford, ed., Social Rights Jurisprudence: Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2015
Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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Canada, Charter, socio-economic, Charter, section 7, section 15, social, cultural, rights, ICESCR, international, poverty,

Socio-Economic Rights Under the Canadian Charter

Canadian Issues/Thèmes canadiens 26-31, (2007), M. Langford, ed., Socio-Economic Rights Jurisprudence: Emerging Trends in Comparative International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 01 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2015
Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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Canada, Canadian, socio-economic, rights, disability, Charter, discrimination, equality, freedoms, government, socio-economic, economic, Supreme Court, International Covenant, human rights, economic rights

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Introduction: Advancing Social Rights in Canada

Advancing Social Rights in Canada, eds Martha Jackman & Bruce Porter, Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014: pp 1-31
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Nov 2015
Bruce Porter and Martha Jackman
Social Rights Advocacy Centre and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Social rights, Canada, inequality, exclusion, international, commitments, human rights, political, legal

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The Human Right to Housing: Making the Case in US Advocacy

38 Clearinghouse Rev. 97, 2004
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Aug 2014
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, National Policy and Advocacy Council on Homelessness (NPACH), Social Rights Advocacy Centre and Legal Services for New York City
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Canada, United States, homelessness, housing, poverty, human rights, advocacy, policy, international law, litigation, positive duty, affirmative

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The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Commentary

Pretoria University Law Press, 2016
Number of pages: 403 Posted: 07 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2016
University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law, Social Rights Advocacy Centre, International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) and National University of Lanús
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Justiciability of ESC Rights and the Right to Effective Remedies: Historic Challenges and New Opportunities

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 17 Aug 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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remedies, economic rights, social rights, cultural rights, ICESCR, ICCPR, human rights, complaints, adjudication, homelessness, poverty, food, international human rights

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Rights Based Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Canada: The Charter Framework

Advancing Social Rights in Canada, eds Martha Jackman & Bruce Porter, Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014: pp 65-106.
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Nov 2015
Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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constitution, Canada, human rights, poverty, housing, 36, 7, 15, 1, Charter of Rights, obligation, balance

International Human Rights and Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Canada: Making the Connection

Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2013-09
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 02 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2014
Bruce Porter and Martha Jackman
Social Rights Advocacy Centre and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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international human rights law, social rights, anti-poverty, housing, Canadian law

International Human Rights and Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Canada: Making the Connection

Huntsville, ON: Social Rights Advocacy Centre Working Paper, September 2011
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Sep 2013
Bruce Porter and Martha Jackman
Social Rights Advocacy Centre and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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international human rights, Canada, economic rights, justiciable, socio-economic, rights, social rights, poverty, homelessness, housing

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A Right to Health Care in Canada: Only If You Can Pay for It

6 ESR Review: Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2005
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Aug 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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Canada, human rights, health care, poverty, section 7, charter, supreme court, remedy, public, private insurance, waiting times

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International Human Rights in Anti-Poverty and Housing Strategies: Making the Connection

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 25 Sep 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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international human rights, Canada, economic rights, justiciable, socio-economic, rights, social rights, poverty, homelessness, housing

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Homelessness, Human Rights, Litigation and Law Reform: A View from Canada

10 Austl J H R133, 2004
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Aug 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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housing, poverty, human rights, Canada, international, social rights, economic rights, litigation, advocacy

13.

Reasonableness and Article 8(4)

in Malcolm Langford, Bruce Porter, Rebecca Brown and Julieta Rossi, eds, The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Commentary (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Aug 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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ICESCR, economic, social, cultural, rights, social policy, justiciable, international human rights, claims, adjudication

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Designing and Implementing Rights-Based Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Ontario -- Abridged Version 2014

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 25 Sep 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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Canada, Ontario, law human rights, poverty, homelessness, housing, rights-based, policy, international human rights

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Rights-based Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Ontario: The Constitutional Framework

Population Health Improvement Research Network, 2012
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 Jul 2014
Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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constitution, Canada, rights-based, social rights, economic, poverty, homelessness, Ontario, public services, Charter, equality, international law,

A Human Rights Context for Addressing Poverty and Homelessness

Exchange 3(2), February, 2012
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 23 Jul 2014
Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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human rights, social rights, economic, homelessness, poverty, Canada, access, health, housing, rights-based, United Nations, international, equality

A Human Rights Context for Addressing Poverty and Homelessness

Exchange Working Paper Series (Ottawa, PHIRN, 2012)
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 24 Jul 2014
Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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human rights, poverty reduction, social rights, economic, homelessness, justiciability, program, Canada, housing, remedies, complaints, international, United Nations

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The Reasonableness of Article 8(4) – Adjudicating Claims from the Margins

27:1 Nordic Journal of Human Rights 39
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Jul 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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effective remedies, reasonableness, margin, discretion, poverty, justiciability, ESC rights

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Inclusive Interpretations: Social Rights and Judicial Accountability

Working Paper, subsequently edited for publication in Helena Alviar García, Karl Klare and Lucy Williams (eds), Social and Economic Rights in Theory and Practice: Critical Inquiries (London and New York: Routledge, 2014)., This paper was originally developed in draft form for a workshop organized by the International Social and Economic Rights Project (iSERP) at the Rockefeller Foundation's Human Rights Center in Bellagio Italy in May, 2013.
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 30 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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Canada, law, human rights, social rights, Charter, constitution, international law, United Nations, inclusion

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Women's Substantive Equality and the Protection of Social and Economic Rights Under the Canadian Human Rights Act

Status of Women Canada, Women and the Canadian Human Rights Act: A Collection of Policy Research Reports (Ottawa: Status of Women Canada, 1999) 43-112
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 18 Mar 2015
Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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law, international, human rights, Canada, Canada Human Rights Act, socio-economic, International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, policy, health, poverty

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Enforcing the Right to Reasonableness in Social Rights Litigation: The Canadian Experience

Making it Stick: Compliance with Social Rights Judgments in Comparative Perspective (Capetown: Pretoria University Law Press, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 21 Jul 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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remedies, social rights, systemic, Charter, Canada, reasonableness, human rights, transformative, structural

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Beyond Andrews: Substantive Equality and Positive Obligations after Eldridge and Vriend

9:3 Constitutional Forum
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Aug 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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Andrews, Canada, equality, section 15, Charter, Vriend, Eldridge, discrimination, positive, duty, obligations, substantive equality, human rights

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Expectations of Equality

33 Sup Crt L Rev 23.
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Aug 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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equality, constitution, Canada, substantive equality, international human rights, economic, social rights, section 15, Charter

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Canadian Constitutional Challenge to NAFTA Raises Critical Issues of Human Rights in Trade and Investment Treaties

3:1 Housing and ESC Rights Law Quarterly, 2006
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Aug 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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Canada, human rights, Charter, trade, investment treaties, investor-state, dispute resolution, international human rights

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Claiming Adjudicative Space: Social Rights, Equality and Citizenship

Margot Young et al, eds, "Poverty: Rights, Social Citizenship, and Legal Activism" (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007) 77
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Aug 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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poverty, human rights, Canada, remedies, social rights, courts, participation, socio-economic. hearing, prejudice, international, United Nations

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International Human Rights, Health and Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Ontario:  Making the Connection 

Exchange Working Paper Series 3(3), Population Health Improvement Research Network
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 24 Jul 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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rights-based, international law, Canada, Ontario, poverty, homelessness, policy, housing, social rights, economic rights, poverty reduction

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Designing and Implementing Rights-Based Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Ontario

Exchange Volume 4, Issue 4, April 2013
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Jul 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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human rights, social rights, economic rights, constitution, law, Ontario, homelessness, poverty, rights-based, policy, housing

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Designing and Implementing Rights-Based Strategies to Address Poverty and Homelessness in Ontario

Exchange Working Paper Series (Ottawa, PHIRN, 2012)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Jul 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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Canada, homelessness, poverty, human rights, rights-based, policy, accountability, Ontario, poverty reduction, housing, targets, complaints, procedure, remedies, decision-making, constitution, international law

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Constitutional Framework for Rights-Based Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty as Social Determinants of Health

Exchange Working Paper Series 3(4), Population Health Improvement Research Network, Volume 3, Issue 4, April 2012
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 23 Jul 2014
Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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Canada, constitution, housing, poverty, homelessness, substantive equality, social right, rights-based, human right, economic, Charter

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Reaffirming Canada's Commitments to International Human Rights

Poverty and Parliament, Spring 2009
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 24 Jul 2014
Bruce Porter and Leilani Farha
Social Rights Advocacy Centre and Canada Without Poverty
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Canada, United Nations, human rights, Universal Periodic Review, UPR, recommendations, international

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Poverty and the Courts: Keynote Address

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Aug 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre
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Canada, Ontario, judges, poverty, constitution, homelessness, Charter, food, fairness, justice system, fair hearing, courts, legal, human rights

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Flat-Lined But Still Alive: Analyses of the Provincial and Territorial 2012-13 Budgets from the Perspective of Arts, Culture and Heritage

Number of pages: 201 Posted: 28 Apr 2018
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, Independent, Social Rights Advocacy Centre, Independent, Independent, Independent, Athabasca University, Independent, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), York University, Simon Fraser University (SFU), Independent and Ryerson University - Politics and Public Administration
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Inclusive Interpretations: Social and Economic Rights and the Canadian Charter

in Helena Alviar García, Karl Klare and Lucy Williams (eds), Social and Economic Rights in Theory and Practice: Critical Inquiries (London and New York: Routledge, 2014)
Posted: 30 Sep 2014
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre

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Canada, human rights, social rights, constitution, Charter, United Nations, international law, economic

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Twenty Years of Equality Rights: Reclaiming Expectations

Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2005
Posted: 04 May 2011
Bruce Porter
Social Rights Advocacy Centre

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