TITLE

BOOMERANG OR BACKFIRE? HAVE WE BEEN TELLING THE WRONG STORY ABOUT LOVELACE V. CANADA AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ICCPR?

AUTHOR(S)
Robinson, Andrew M.
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Canadian Foreign Policy (CFP);2007, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the effectiveness of international human rights treaties by introducing a methodology to assess their impact on domestic policy and the processes by which this occurs. A case study is presented about the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Human Rights Committees view in Lovelace v. Canada. The article asserts that contrary to popular belief, weaknesses in the treaty compliance system of the ICCPR allowed the Canadian government to make Lovelace backfire by using it to help it pass noncompliant legislation.
ACCESSION #
31707391

 

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