A Letter from the Editorial Board

By: Taskeen Nawab (3L) and Sabrina Sukhdeo (3L) 

Dear Readers, 

Spheres of both domestic and international law aspire to function in harmony with the preservation of human rights. Often, political friction and competing sovereignties strain the realization of this goal. Paired with the burgeoning discourse on decolonization, and competing views on the appropriate reach of such legal systems, these challenges have stunted the capacity of a human rights based advocacy system to achieve concrete results. 

In the final issue of this term, we sit with Professor Kent Roach to discuss the various ways in which remedy paralysis can be overcome in the face of human rights violations. He shares the on ground inspiration for his latest book on the topic and outlines the mechanisms through which domestic and international law can influence each other to maximize the impact that can be created through remedies in this space. 

In a similar vein, one of our junior editors unpacks the effect of Canadian inaction on ethnic Tigrayans caught in the crossfire of the Ethiopian civil war. 

We hope these pieces help shed a light on the forces that perfidiously halt the potential of human rights advocacy, and wish you an enjoyable read—until January!


The Rights Review Editorial Board