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Public Health (2019 Reissue)
Colleen M. Flood, B.A.-LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M., S.J.D., FRSC, FCAHS
In the age of AIDS, swine flu, global epidemics, cannabis and opioid use and increased privacy concerns, the law related to public health has never been more relevant to more lawyers in more areas of practice. The Public Health title examines the law that empowers public health officials and institutions to carry out various functions to deliver public health programs and services, prevent the spread of disease and promote and protect the health of the population. Topics covered include:
- Federal and provincial jurisdiction and relevant legislation
- Communicable disease control and emergency powers
- Self-reporting and mandatory third-party disclosure of health information
- Public health surveillance, registries and disease prevention programs
- Liability and compensation for vaccinations
- Mandatory immunization
- HIV/AIDS testing, reporting, health orders, and civil and criminal liability
- Legislation in respect of injury prevention
- Control of tobacco use and health protection
- Control of cannabis and opioid use
- Criminal justice issues
Hon. Stephen Goudge, Q.C., O. Ont., LL.B. (Hons.) & Heather MacIvor, B.A., M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D., J.D.
Transparency. Accountability. Public participation in policy-making. Reconciliation and reparation for past wrongs. Finding and sharing the truth about systemic causes of widespread tragedy and loss. These are perennial concerns for Canadians, and never more so than today. The new Public Inquiries title examines an essential but often misunderstood mechanism for investigating the past, informing the present and shaping the future. Topics covered include:
- The legal framework of federal and provincial Commissions of Inquiry
- When governments should establish a Commission of Inquiry
- The impact of Inquiries on Canadian law and policy
- Protecting Inquiry participants and witnesses from self-incrimination in parallel proceedings
- Judicial review of Inquiry decisions and findings
- Crafting the Terms of Reference
- Distinguishing inquisitorial Inquiries from adversarial trials
- The duties and powers of Commission Counsel
- Innovative evidentiary techniques
- Judges as Commissioners of Inquiry
Public International Law (2019 Reissue)
Joanna Harrington, B.A., J.D., Ph.D.
As economic, political and legal issues increasingly transcend national borders, so too does the need for a basic understanding of international law cross traditional boundaries of legal practice. The Public International Law title examines the body of rules and principles that governs relations between sovereign independent states, between states and international organizations, and to a more limited extent, between states and other actors on the international stage. Topics covered include:
- Sources of international law and interaction with domestic law
- Rules governing the creation of, recognition of, and interaction between states
- Role of United Nations and international organizations
- The law relating to the making, implementation, modification and termination of treaties
- Settling international disputes
- Human rights at the international level
- Jurisdictional immunities
Table of contents
I. Legal Foundations of Public Health in Canada
II. Collection, Use and Disclosure of Information for Public Health Purposes
III. Vaccines and the Law
IV. HIV/AIDS and Public Health Law
VI. Tobacco Control
VII. Controlled Drugs and Substances
VIII. Criminal Justice Issues
I. History and Significance of Canadian Commissions of Inquiry
II. The Constitutional Framework
III. The Statutory and Regulatory Framework
IV. The Operation and Procedures of Commissions of Inquiry
Public International Law
I. International Law and Relations
II. States, Governments and Peoples
III. International Organizations
IV. Law of Treaties
V. Territory and Jurisdiction
VII. Jurisdictional Immunities
VIII. Human Rights
IX. Settlement of International Disputes
X. Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts