Disability, Law and Policy – Research Projects

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Disability, Law and Policy – Research Projects

Disability and Access to Justice in the Canadian Arctic: Identifying Research Gaps

This research project, funded by the Stephanie Chipeur Accessibility Research Fund, is about disability and access to justice in Nunavut. Access to justice refers to the ability of people to seek and obtain a remedy through formal and informal institutions of justice, and in conformity with human rights standards. It is a dedicated goal under the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, has associated metrics at the international level, and developing metrics in Canada. Access to justice is considered a cornerstone of inclusion, equality and social justice in Canada. Among other things, this project undertakes a scoping literature review to examine the extent, range and nature of research activity relating to disability and access to justice in Nunavut and endeavours to identify existing gaps in research in this area. The results of this research will be shared with key stakeholders in Nunavut including the Law Society of Nunavut, the Government of Nunavut and the Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society.  The intent is to use the research findings to generate consensus on a disability and access to justice research agenda for Nunavut.