Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice 2009 Annual Conference
The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, will be the Keynote Speaker on October 1.
"The fundamental principle of our legal system that there is no right without a remedy focuses lawyers, judges and legal scholars on the practical side of the law and connects abstract legal rules to the real world of litigants. At the same time, remedial issues give rise to intriguing theoretical issues about the very nature of legal rights and about the legitimate role of courts and other legal institutions in modern society. They also raise the question of whether the recognition of rights is adversely affected by concerns about devising and enforcing remedies."
"This Conference will focus on the evolving world of remedies, their significance in shaping the rights they enforce, and the implications remedial issues have for the role of courts and tribunals."