Reedom from poverty as a human right (legal perspective)

Freedom from poverty as a human right (Canadian Legal perspective)

Less on the philosophical perspective, but from a legal perspective, discuss the type of right; what is the law doing to hurt or help freedom from poverty as a human right? Not just all philosophicalbut what should we be doing through legislation, cases etc.? Make sure case examples are included. Should it be in our Charter that each Canadian should be free from poverty? (Yes) Also, talk about the Canadian Charter of Rights and freedom and Ontario Human Rights Code. Arguments and implications should be added.

Intro (12 page)
– Poverty
– Human Rights
Type of right (0.5 page)
– Positive and negative rights

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom (1 page)
– Addressing human rights

Ontario Human Rights Code (1 page)
– What areas do they cover (poverty is not included)
– Why poverty should be included
Freedom from poverty as a human right included in the Charter (1 page)
– Which section? (Legal Rights? or Fundamental rights?)

Case example (one or two) (3 pages)

Arguments for freedom from poverty as a right (3 pages)
– Commissioners supporting freedom from poverty as a human right
– What should the legislation do?
– What is the law doing to hurt or help this (Charter/ HR Act)

Implications of freedom from poverty as a right (3 pages)
What will freedom from poverty as a right provide for citizens?
Will it affect the society?

Conclusion (0.51 page)