Realizing Constitutional Rights Through
Advocacy, Education and Academic Research
The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights is a centre within the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law devoted to advocacy, research and education in the areas of constitutional rights in Canada. The Centre aims to play a vital role in articulating Canada's constitutional vision to the broader world. The cornerstone of the Centre is a legal clinic that brings together students, faculty and members of the bar to work on significant constitutional cases and advocacy initiatives. The Centre was established through a generous gift from UofT law alumnus David Asper (LLM '07).
The Supreme Court released its judgment in Kazemi Estate v Iran on October 10, 2014 upholding Iran's state immunity for claims for damages caused by torture.
The Supreme Court of Canada released its judgment in Trial Lawyers Assoc. of BC and Canadian Bar Association v . Attorney General of BC on October 2, 2014, striking down court hearing fees as unconstitutional.
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Our most recent annual report for 2013-2014.
Our Strategic Plan for the next 5 years.
Read commentary on the significant constitutional cases that the Centre has been a part of.