Organized by the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, this conference aims to explore the broad range of issues raised by access to land and the social consequences that result. Land, the conception of which varies between cultures and legal traditions, is both our environment and the site for human activities.
The manifold practices and legal regimes arising out of land occupation raise questions regarding its rightful use. In a world of ever-expanding human activity and increasing populations, the issues raised by access to land present themselves with even greater acuity.
This conference gives us an occasion to examine the ways in which certain factors, such as racialization, gender, and the marginalization of minority groups, relate to issues of access to land and whether access to land can shed new light on such social issues. How do these encounters and frictions inform, protect or limit the rights of certain persons to access land or territory?
Speakers: Nicholas Bloomley, Béatrice Kan-Balivet, Bipasha Baruah, Kirsten Anker, Sang Bonn Soth, Val Napoleon, Sabrina Doyon, Hélène Bélanger, Idil Atak, and Daniel Weinstock.
To find out more about the speakers and the program, and to register, visit www.mcgill.ca/centre-crepeau/activities/acces-land-and-social-issues
The event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory as space is limited.
A request for accreditation for 5.25 hours of continuing legal education for jurists has been made to a recognized provider.