The Globalization, Law & Justice Workshop sponsors occasional events.

The Globalization, Law & Justice Series
International Human Rights Program

Professor Kent Roach
University of Toronto

Remedies for Human Rights Violations:
A Two-Track Approach to Supra-national and National Law 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
4:10 – 5:10pm

**Zoom Meeting details for guests attending on-line
Meeting ID: 938 6074 8785
Passcode: 602935

“Human rights law frequently seems to run out of steam when it comes to remedies,” writes Professor Kent Roach in his latest book, Remedies for Human Rights Violations: A Two-Track Approach to Supra-national and National Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021).  Examining remedies in both supra-national and national human rights, he argues that remedies should be approached as a two-track process.  “On the first track, courts should play the dominant role in providing meaningful remedies for the litigant. On the second systemic track, they should engage dialogically with the state to prevent similar rights violations in the future.”

Professor Roach is Professor of Law at the University of Toronto.  He is a Member of the Order of Canada, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, former Trudeau Fellow, recipient of the Molson Prize for the Social Sciences and Humanities, and winner of the Mundell Medal for his distinguished contributions to law and letters.  His prize-winning books include Constitutional Remedies in Canada, The 9/11 Effect: Comparative Counter-Terrorism (with Craig Forcese), and False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-Terrorism.   Among his many contributions to transnational law and policy reform, Professor Roach is a global leader in the development of comparative counter-terrorism studies in law, served as research director for the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182, and was a member of the research advisory committee for the inquiry into the rendition of Maher Arar.