Paradiso and Campanelli v Italy: Surrogacy Agreements and their Exploitation of Surrogate Mothers and Children in the EU

Paradiso and Campanelli v Italy: Surrogacy Agreements and their Exploitation of Surrogate Mothers and Children in the EU

By: Kelly Kane.

A recent case before the European Court on Human Rights has raised the issue of surrogacy as a form of human trafficking.  While Article 8 prohibits “interference by a public authority with the exercise of” the right to private life and family life, in January the Court determined that removal of a six-month-old child from his adoptive parents was not a violation of this right.

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European Hate Speech Laws and their Chilling Effects on the Freedom of Expression

European Hate Speech Laws and their Chilling Effects on the Freedom of Expression

By Kelly Kane.

American's enjoy a constitutional right to freedom of speech. However, this right is not unviersal. Certian European countries place limits on freedom of speech. Today's blog post discusses the European laws regarding freedom of speech and hate speech.

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Bill C-25: Shaking up Federal Corporate Governance in Canada

Bill C-25: Shaking up Federal Corporate Governance in Canada

By Kelly Kane.

Canada's Business Corporations Act provides a corporate governance framework for all Canadian companies. In September 2016, a bill was introduced proposing several amendments to the CBCA. Today's post discusses the proposed amendments and their potential impact.

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The Constitutionally Protected Right to Life (and Death) In Canada

The Constitutionally Protected Right to Life (and Death) In Canada

By Kelly Kane.

In 1993, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the criminal ban on physician assisted suicide. In 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada reversed the 1993 decision. Today's post discusses the new ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada and its new interpretation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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