We share with you a monthly roundup of changes to Clicklaw’s collection. Here is a summary of updates done in April 2022.
Indigenous Law Research Unit (ILRU)
A Toolkit for On-Reserve Matrimonial Real Property Dispute Resolution (Newly Added)
This toolkit was designed for communities and individuals to help them learn about dispute resolution options, major issues, and important questions to consider when developing matrimonial real property laws.
Pivot Legal Society
Legal Information for People Attending Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Actions (Newly Added)
The information provided is a guide intended for people attending Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Actions so that they may be better informed when interfacing with law enforcement. This guide contains legal information on people’s rights at protests, the law of injunctions, rights upon arrest and detention.
Reform & Research
BC Law Institute (BCLI)
Public Hearings Project (Updated)
BC’s Local Government Act calls for a municipality to hold a public hearing when it’s adopting a land-use bylaw. The Public Hearings Project developed a study paper on (1) the origins of the public-hearing requirement, (2) its interpretation and development, and (3) its the goals and purposes.
Pivot Legal Society
Act Now! Decriminalizing Drugs in Vancouver (Newly Added)
Technical brief with 1 main recommendation: that non-federal orders of government implement decriminalization locally, by applying to the federal government for an exemption against the offense of simple possession. Though Vancouver is the focus, this recommendation is available to all jurisdictions.
Decriminalization Done Right: A Rights-Based Path for Drug Policy (Newly Added)
#DecrimDoneRight is a civil society platform based on evidence and rooted in public health and human rights approaches to drug policy. It is a product of collaboration from legal, human rights, public health sectors and informed by the expertise of people who use drugs.
Evaluating Canada’s Sex Work Laws: The Case for Repeal (Newly Added)
Analysis of the Criminal Code provisions in the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA) shows that the legislation has resulted in sweeping criminalization of the sex industry, threatening the physical and economic security of sex workers.
Courthouse Libraries BC (Updated hours for some locations)
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