2007-2008 Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship recipients
Francisco Rico–Martinez, Co–Director of the FCJ Refugee Centre in Toronto, is conducting research on the basis and implications of “the principal applicant” approach of Canada’s immigration and refugee law, policy, procedures and programs. Hosted by the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, the goal of the Fellowship is to improve the fairness of the immigration and refugee system. Mr. Rico–Martinez plans to enrich the pedagogical experience by providing students with the “uprooted people” perspective in the course of their activities at the University’s legal clinics, guest lecturing in classes and providing workshops for faculty and students.
Leilani Farha, Director of the Women’s Program at the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is implementing the Social and Economic Rights Program within the Human Rights Program at Carleton University. The aim of the program is to contribute to the development of law reform initiatives with respect to women’s economic and social equality and focuses on four central activities: organizing a colloquium on claiming economic and social rights in Canada; forming a student research group to work on the impact of forced eviction on women in the Philippines; guest lecturing; and assisting in developing practicum placements for students.