As of August 1, 2022, bakerlaw has joined forces with Ross & McBride LLP.
Our team is excited to become part of the formidable group of human rights, employment, and constitutional lawyers at Ross & McBride. Our current and future clients will continue to receive the personalized, high-quality representation that has become synonymous with bakerlaw, and will benefit from the collaborative, cross-functional approach to complex issues that both we and Ross & McBride value. With the added resources of larger, full-service firm, this collaboration will allow us to take on new clients for the first time since October 2021. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- November 3, 2021
- Daniel Mulroy
- Comments Off on Effects of climate change disproportionately impact persons with disabilities
Due to discrimination, marginalization and economic factors, the impacts of climate change disproportionately impact persons with disabilities.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights found that “Persons with disabilities are often among those most adversely affected in an emergency, sustaining disproportionately higher rates of morbidity and mortality, and at the same time being among those least able to have access to emergency support” (link). » Read the rest
- November 16, 2020
- Laura Lepine
- Comments Off on Does inaction on climate change violate Canadians’ human rights?
Does inaction on climate change violate Canadians’ human rights? If the Netherlands are any example to follow, the answer may be yes.
In The Netherlands vs Urgenda, the Dutch Supreme Court found that an inadequate response to climate change can violate human rights. » Read the rest