Vol 36-5: May/Jun 2012 - LawNow Magazine

Vol 36-5: May/Jun 2012


Table of Contents

Feature: Food for Thought

Special Report: International Bodies of Justice




Featured Articles: Food for Thought

Food is necessary to sustain life, so perhaps it is not surprising that law plays an important part in issues to do with food. We hope this edition of LawNow gives you food for thought!

Do Canadians Have a Right to Adequate Food?

UN conventions set out some obligations about food security, but enforcing them can be difficult, and Canada’s Charter of Rights doesn’t really help.

Food Safety in Canada – A Balancing Act?

The Government of Canada makes laws and policies about food to protect Canadians.

The Land Gives Us More than Food, but Can the Law Give Back?

Environmentalists and agriculturalists often share a belief that they are serving the public good. But making laws that promote the agriculture-environment connection is difficult.

Growing Community Gardens

Creating a community garden takes a lot of passion, dedication, and dirt. The law can help.

Encouraging Healthy Eating Through Legislation? The Case for Mandatory Menu Labels

Put down that latté, it could be dangerous! Menu labeling lets you check to see the nutritional value of your food purchases.



Special Report: Testing the Limits of Law

The International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice

These two international criminal courts have very different mandates, but both strive to bring justice to the international community.

European Union Law and the Court of Justice

The European Union has its own legal system, with legislative branches, courts and a judiciary.

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund

These international financial organizations work together to alleviate poverty and provide financial stability around the world.






Food safety a la carte

Today’s Trial

R. v. Ipeelee: Correction, Conviction and Culture



Criminal Law

Sentencing is Important

Human Rights Law

Mandatory Retirement in Canada has Gone the Way of the Kiki Bird – It’s Very Rare!

Family Law

Opening Closed Doors – When Should Domestic Violence Victims Sue Their Abusers?

Aboriginal Law

The Case for an Aboriginal Film Commission: An Educational Revolution

Not-for-Profit Law

2012 Federal Budget Features Tighter Reporting on Charities’ Political Activities

Employment Law

Employer Access to Your Social Media Life





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