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Congratulations Ben!

A Culture of RightsBen Authers, who is well known to Regarding Rights readers as one of the blog’s founding editors, is celebrating the release this month of his new book: A Culture of Rights: Law, Literature, and Canada, published by the University of Toronto Press. In A Culture of Rights, Ben reads novels by authors including Joy Kogawa, Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, and Jeanette Armstrong alongside legal texts and key constitutional rights cases, arguing for the need for a more complex, interdisciplinary understanding of the sources of rights in Canada and elsewhere. The book will be the subject of a panel discussion at a RegNet Bookclub on the 26th of July – we will provide more details about the program soon. In the meantime, Ben’s book can be purchased online (with a 25% discount) here. Happy reading … and congratulations Ben!

Rituals and the rights of minorities

In other good news, former CIGJ visitor, Professor Gulazat Tursun, from Xinjiang University, has had an article published in the Chinese Journal of International Law. Inspired by the theoretical framework that CIGJ Director, Hilary Charlesworth developed for her Laureate Fellowship project, ‘Strengthening the International Human Rights System: Rights, Regulation and Ritualism’, Gulazat’s article examines the position of minorities in international law. The article, titled ‘Rituals and Realities in the International Minority Regime’, is available here.

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