Le Panoptique

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(Re)Considering gender equality

Publié le 1 décembre, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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(Re)Considering gender equality

High levels of sexual and gender-based violence characterize current civil conflicts. Canada prides itself on upholding human rights and gender equality in such conflicts and during peacebuilding. It has adopted a narrow approach to gender equality, however, that does not address the rights of LGBT populations. A broader approach is necessary to uphold human rights […]

Residential Schools in Canada: Is Justice and Reconciliation Possible?

Publié le 1 août, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Residential Schools in Canada: Is Justice and Reconciliation Possible?

The campaign to expose the hidden history of genocide in Canada opened a new front recently, when hereditary Squamish Chief Kiapilano ordered the churches that directed the horrific Indian residential schools off his territory, and his followers began a series of occupations and protests to enforce his eviction order. In this article, Kevin Annett describes […]

Our Hope for Justice: Aristotle, Hobbes, and the War on Terror

Publié le 1 avril, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Our Hope for Justice: Aristotle, Hobbes, and the War on Terror

The War on Terror presents an interesting if difficult case for applying classic notions of justice to the idea of war. To try and resolve some of these difficulties, it may help to look back to the political philosophy of Aristotle and Hobbes, who, in similar ways, address problems inherent in the pursuit of justice […]