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 Ontario Court of Appeal released its judgment in Tanudjaja et al v AG Ontario and AG Canada on December 1, 2014, dismissing the appeal.
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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.
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.