Monday, February 6, 2017

On Feb. 6, 2017, the Faculty of Law gathered Professors Lisa Austin, Jutta Brunnée, Anver Emon, Audrey Macklin and David Schneiderman to discuss some key legal questions arising from the new Trump presidency, including immigration, climate treaties, and conflict of interest.

Watch the event online:
(Using Microsoft Silverlight - easy to download)
(Paste link into VLC viewer)

YouTube (embedded below)


Discussion topics included:

  • Does Trump’s ban violate the US Constitution? What about US international human rights commitments toward non-citizens? What are the implications for Canadian policy, in particular the safe third country agreement and the beyond the border agreement?
  • What is the potential impact of Trump Administration policy on specific treaties, such as the Paris Climate Agreement, and on the international legal order writ large?
  • What is the intersection between law and Islamophobia?
  • What constitutional remedies may be available to address Trump’s conflicts of interest?