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- July 6, 2016
- Comments Off on Day 1: “Ian would die” if institutionalized
Bakerlaw’s David Baker and Emily Shepard delivered opening statements and began the testimony of our client’s mother yesterday in Kingston. They are arguing that the unnecessary institutionalization of a person with disabilities is discriminatory. To learn more about the case check out our earlier blog posts here (link) and here (link). » Read the rest
- July 4, 2016
- Comments Off on Institutionalization as a form of Discrimination
Bakerlaw’s David Baker and Emily Shepard are gearing up for a big case wherein they will argue that institutionalization is a form of discrimination. In the US, in a case called Olmstead, the court held that institutionalizing a person when the care they require could be delivered in the community is discriminatory. » Read the rest
- October 14, 2015
- Comments Off on One Step Closer to Deinstitutionalization
Bakerlaw has been working to import the “Olmstead principle” into Canadian human rights law (for an earlier post on the issue click here (link to post). In the Olmstead case, a U.S. court held that it was discriminatory to place people in institutions when they could receive the care they required in the community (for more information read the Olmstead case here (link to case) or visit the Bazelon Centre website (link to website)). » Read the rest