Enhancing Access to Justice for Women Living in Rural and Remote Areas of British Columbia: Reviewing Practices from Canada and Abroad to Improve Our Response

DATE

July 1, 2017

GUEST AUTHORS

Eileen Skinnider, Ruth Montgomery

YEARS

2017

POLICIES

Access to Justice / Justice Efficiency

Enhancing Access to Justice for Women Living in Rural and Remote Areas of British Columbia: Reviewing Practices from Canada and Abroad to Improve Our Response

This paper seeks to contribute to this discourse by focusing attention on access to justice issues for women living in rural and remote areas of British Columbia. The overall objective of this project is to inform and advance the discussion of how to ensure that women throughout the province of British Columbia, regardless of their location, are guaranteed effective access to justice and are adequately considered in any justice reforms. This paper provides an overview of international norms and standards related to access to justice for women. It discusses the six interrelated elements of women’s access to justice – justiciability, availability, accessibility, good quality, provision of remedies and accountability – found in the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) General Recommendation No. 33 on women’s access to justice.

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Eileen Skinnider

Senior Associate

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Ruth Montgomery

Senior Associate

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