Promoting and claiming social and economic rights through an inclusive human rights practice

What's New

CERA and National Right to Housing Network Make first SUBMISSION under the National Housing Strategy Act. Read about the NHSA.

 

The struggle continues in Toussaint v Canada. Canada continues to deny irregular migrants access to essential healthcare and SCC declines to reconsider leave application. Statement of Claim filed in ON Supeior Court. Read more.

Charities liberated to engage in public policy after decn in Canada Without Poverty v Canada


New Publications

Jackie Dugard, Bruce Porter, Daniela Ikawa and Lilian Chenwi (eds) Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights

Bruce Porter "Bruce Porter, The Interdependence of Human Rights

Elizabeth McIsaac and Bruce Porter "Housing Rights: Ottawa takes an historic step forward"Literary Review of Canada,(November, 2019)

Martha Jackman & Bruce Porter "Social and Economic Rights" in P. Oliver, P. Macklem and N. Des Rosiers, The Oxford Handbook of the Canadian Constitution (New York, Oxford Univesity Press, 2017) at pp 843-866.

Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter (eds)  Advancing Social Rights in Canada (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014)

Bruce Porter Inclusive Interpretations: Social and Economic Rights and the Canadian Charter 

Rethinking Progressive Realization: How Should it be Implemented in Canada?.

Designing and Enforcing Social Rights Remedies: Reflections on the Canadian Experience

From the Archives

Human Rights and the Right to Housing Now Magazine, Toronto, 1989.

Maureen Callaghan, Leilani Farha & Bruce Porter Women and Housing in Canada: Barriers to Equality(CERA, 2002)

Bill C-400 earlier proposed housing strategy legislation.

1992 Alternative Social Charter 

See Further publications

Selected Publications by Bruce Porter

Books

Jackie Dugard, Bruce Porter, Daniela Ikawa and Lilian Chenwi (eds) Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020)

Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter (eds)  Advancing Social Rights in Canada (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014)

M Langford, B. Porter, R Brown and J Rossi (eds), The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Commentary (Capetown: Pretoria University Law Press, 2016)

 

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Book Chapters andArticles


Bruce Porter, Implementing the Right to Adequate Housing under the National Housing Strategy Act: The International Human Rights Framework (Ottawa: Office of the Federal Housing Advocate, 2021)

Bruce Porter, "The Interdependence of Human Rights" for publication in Jackie Dugard, Bruce Porter, Daniela Ikawa and Lilian Chenwi (eds) Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming).

Elizabeth McIsaac and Bruce Porter, "Housing Rights: Canada Takes and Historic Step Forward" Literary Review of Canada (November, 2019). With Elizabeth McIsaac

Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter, “Social and Economic Rights”, in Peter Oliver, Patrick Maklem & Nathalie DesRosiers, eds, The Oxford Handbook of the Canadian Constitution (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017) 843-861.

Leilani Farha and Bruce Porter, Commodification over community: financialization of the housing sector and its threat to SDG 11 and the right to housing in Spotlight on Sustainable Development (Social Watch, 2017) 105.

Bruce Porter, "Social Policy and Social Rights in Canada: Historical Reflections," The Philanthropist (June 2016) Poverty and Human Rights in Canada

Bruce Porter “Social Rights in Anti-Poverty and Housing Strategies: Making the Connection” in Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter (eds)  Advancing Social Rights in Canada (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014).

Martha Jackman & Bruce Porter, “Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Canada: The Charter Framework” in Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter (eds)  Advancing Social Rights in Canada (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014).

Bruce Porter, Rethinking Progressive Realization: How Should it be Implemented in Canada?. Background Paper for a Presentation to the Continuing Committee of Officials on Human Rights. Ottawa, June 2015.

Bruce Porter,Inclusive Interpretations: Social and Economic Rights and the Canadian Charter  in Helena Alviar García, Karl Klare and Lucy Williams (eds), Social and Economic Rights in Theory and Practice: Critical Inquiries (London and New York: Routledge, 2015).

Bruce Porter, Canada: Systemic Claims and Remedial Diversity (2014), in M. Langford, C. Rodriguez and J. Rossi (eds), Social Rights Judgments and the Politis of Compliance: Making it Stick (Capetown: Pretoria University Law Press, 2014).

Bruce Porter, Designing and Implementing Rights-Based Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty (2014), abridged version of Bruce Porter, Designing and Implementing Rights-Based Strategies to Address Poverty and Homelessness in Ontario Exchange Working Paper Series (Ottawa, PHIRN, 2012).

Bruce Porter, International Human Rights in Anti-Poverty and Housing Strategies: Making the Connection (2014), abridged version of Bruce Porter & Martha Jackman, International Human Rights, Health and Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Ontario: Making the Connection (2012) Exchange Working Paper Series (Ottawa, PHIRN, 2012).

Bruce Porter,"Reasonableness and Article 8(4)", in M Langford, B. Porter, R Brown and J Rossi (eds), The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Commentary (Capetown: Pretoria University Law Press, 2016).

Bruce Porter and Martha Jackman, Rights-Based Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Canada: the Constitutional Framework(November 2013)  Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2013-10.

Bruce Porter, International Human Rights and Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Canada: Making the Connection, Ontario Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2013-09.

Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter, Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Ontario: The Constitutional Framework, Exchange Working Paper Series (Ottawa, PHIRN, 2012).

Bruce Porter,Designing and Implementing Rights-Based Strategies to Address Poverty and Homelessness in Ontario, Exchange Working Paper Series (Ottawa, PHIRN, 2012).

Bruce Porter, A Human Rights Context for Addressing Poverty and Homelessness (2012) Exchange Working Paper Series (Ottawa, PHIRN, 2012).

Leilani Farha and Bruce Porter, Reaffirming Canada’s Commitments to Human RightsPoverty and Parliament (Spring 2009).

Bruce Porter, “The Reasonableness Of Article 8(4) – Adjudicating Claims From The Margins” (2009) 27:1 Nordic Journal of Human Rights 39.

Bruce Porter, “Justiciability of ESC Rights and The Right to Effective Remedies: Historic Challenges and New Opportunities“ in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR,(Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 2008).

Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter, “Socio-Economic Rights Under the Canadian Charter” (with Martha Jackman) in M Langford, ed,Social Rights Jurisprudence: Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008) 209.

Bruce Porter, "Claiming Adjudicative Space: Social Rights, Equality and Citizenship" in Margot Young et al, eds, Poverty: Rights, Social Citizenship, and Legal Activism (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007) 77.

Aofie Nolan, Malcolm Langford and Bruce Porter, The Justiciability of Social and Economic Rights: an Updated Appraisal  Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice Working Paper (November 20, 2007).

Bruce Porter, “Expectations of Equality“ (2006) 33 Sup Ct L Rev 23. 

Aoife Nolan and Bruce Porter, "The Justiciability of Social and Economic Rights: An Updated Appraisal", (with Aoife Nolan,  Just News (January 2006). 

Bruce Porter,The Crisis in ESC Rights and Strategies for Addressing It in J. Squires, M. Langford & B. Thiele, B, eds., The Road To a Remedy: Current Issues in the Litigation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Sydney: University of South Wales Press, 2005).

Bruce Porter, "A Right to Healthcare in Canada: Only if you can pay for it" (2005) 6 ESR Review: Economic and Social Rights in South Africa.

Bruce Porter, "Socio-economic rights in a domestic charter of rights: a Canadian perspective" in Human Rights and Peace-Building in Northern Ireland: an international anthology (Belfast: Committee on the Administration of Justice, 2006).

Bruce Porter, "Canadian Constitutional Challenge to NAFTA Raises Critical Issues of Human Rights in Trade and Investment Regimes" (2006) 3:1 Housing and ESC Rights Law Quarterly.

Bruce Porter, "ReWriting the Charter at 20 or Reading it Right: The Challenge of Poverty and Homelessness in Canada" in Wesley Cragg & Christine Koggel, eds, Contemporary Moral Issues, 5th ed (Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2005) 373.

Bruce Porter, "Toward a Comprehensive Framework for ESC Rights Practice" in Bret Thiele and Malcolm Langford, eds, Litigation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The State of Play (Sydney: University of South Wales Press, 2005). 

Bruce Porter, "Twenty Years of Equality Rights: Reclaiming Expectations" (2005) 23 Windsor YB Access Just 145.

Bruce Porter, "Social and Economic Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms" (Paper delivered to the International Conference on Social and Economic Rights: Models of Enforcement, Dublin, Ireland, 10-11 December 2005).

Bruce Porter, "The Right to be Heard: What's at Stake?” (Paper delivered at the High Level Expert Seminar on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to the French Department of Foreign Affairs, Nantes, France, 5-7 September 2005).

Bruce Porter, "The Right to Adequate Housing in Canada" (Paper delivered at the Inter-American Human Rights Commission Special Hearings on the Right to Housing, Washington, DC, 4 March 2005).

Bruce Porter, "Homelessness, Human Rights, Litigation and Law Reform: A View from Canada" (2004) 10 Austl J H R133.

Bruce Porter, "The Human Right to Adequate Housing: Making the Case in U.S. Advocacy" (2004) 38 Clearinghouse Rev 97.

Bruce Porter, “Poverty and the Courts” (Keynote address delivered at the National Judicial Institute to Judges of the Ontario Superior Court, Niagara Falls, 7 May 2004).

Bruce Porter,"The Right to Adequate Housing in Canada," in Scott Leckie, ed, National Perspectives on Housing Rights (Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2003).

Maureen Callaghan, Leilani Farha & Bruce Porter Women and Housing in Canada: Barriers to Equality (Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation, 2002)

Maureen Callaghan, Leilani Farha & Bruce Porter, Les Femmes et le Logement au Canada: Entraves à l’égalité (Centre Pour Les Droits à l’Égalité au Logement, 2002)

Bruce Porter,"Judging Poverty: Using International Human Rights Law to Refine the Scope of Charter Rights" (2000) 15 Journal of Law and Social Policy 117.

Bruce Porter,"Beyond Andrews: Substantive Equality and Positive Obligations after Eldridge and Vriend" (1998) 9:3 Constitutional Forum.



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