Health, Human Rights and Resource Development in Alberta: Current and Emerging Law
by Nickie Vlavianos, 2003
35 pp. Human Rights Paper #1. $15.00 (softcover)
This paper is the first publication to come from the Human Rights and Resource Development Project, the purpose of which is to explore the relationship between two important areas of law: human rights, as they are protected by law in Alberta, and the legal regime, pursuant to which natural resources, such as oil and gas, are developed in the Province. The two non-profit organizations which have undertaken this Project - the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre and the Canadian Institute of Resources Law - are dedicated to legal research, publication and education. Thus, we do not take positions regarding the factual controversies, which lie behind some of the conflicts over resource development in Alberta. Nevertheless, our work on the Project proceeds from the assumption that those controversies are serious enough, that it is crucial for the relevant law on these matters to be as clearly articulated and as widely understood as possible.