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 of Canada announced that it will be releasing its judgment in R v Kokopenace on Thursday, May 21, 2015. The case examines the implications of under-representation of First Nations people living on reserves on juries in Ontario.
Read our media release here.
Read more about the case here.
Read more about our intervention here.
Asper Centre summer student comments on the decision in R v Kokopenace released May 21, 2015
Executive Director Cheryl Milne comments on the decision in Henry v British Columbia (Attorney General): A new constitutional tort standard?
Our most recent annual report for 2013-2014.