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Craig Scott

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1962-03-14

Place of Birth:  Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada

Profession | Occupation:  advocate (human rights), lawyer, professor of law

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 1,309 days (3 years, 7 months, 30 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Toronto--Danforth New Democratic Party 2015-10-19 Defeated
Toronto--Danforth New Democratic Party 2012-03-19
(By-Election)
Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
New Democratic Party 2012-03-19 - 2015-10-18

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Privy Council Office Democratic Reform 2012-09-20 - 2015-10-18
Assistant / Associate Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Justice Justice 2012-04-19 - 2013-01-16
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Member 41st Parliament, 1st Session
(2011-06-02 - 2013-09-13)
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Member 41st Parliament, 1st Session
(2011-06-02 - 2013-09-13)
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Member 41st Parliament, 2nd Session
(2013-10-16 - 2015-08-02)

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

The breakdown of the rule of law in Sri Lanka: an overview. Working Paper Series - Osgoode Hall Law School. p. 20 Sept. 22, 2010

Covenant constitutionalism and the Canada assistance plan. Constitutional forum. 6 (3):79-87 Spring 1995

The interdependence and permeability of human rights norms: towards a partial fusion of the international covenants on human rights. Osgoode Hall law journal. 27 (3):769-878 Fall 1989

CLPE research paper 4/2008 : Diverse persuasion(s): From rhetoric to representation (and back again to rhetoric) in international human rights interpretation. Working Paper Series - Osgoode Hall Law School. p. 80 Jan. 24, 2008

Interpreting intervention. The Canadian yearbook of international law. 39:333-69 2001

Canada's international human rights obligations and disadvantaged members of society : finally into the spotlight. Constitutional forum. 10 (4):97-111 1999

A core curriculum for the transnational legal education of JD and LLB students: surveying the approach of the international, comparative and transnational law program at Osgoode Hall Law School. Penn State law review. 23:757-73 2005

1972 : new approaches to international law. in : Compendium: the first twenty-five years / Les premiers vingt-cinq ans. Ottawa: CCIL; P.128-42 1998

Social values projected and protected: a brief appraisal of the federal and Ontario government proposals. Kingston, Ont: Institute for Intergovernmental Relations; p. 81-92, 95-6 1992

The transnationalization of truth : a meditation on Sri Lanka and Honduras. Ethics in action. 5 (1):36-96 Feb. 2011

Will Canada be an open democracy after may 2?. p. 6 Working Paper Series : Osgoode Hall Law School

Israel's seizure of the Gaza-bound flotilla : applicable laws and legality. Accepted Paper Series - Osgoode Hall Law School. p. 13 20 Oct. 2010 revised 22 Feb. 2011

‘Transnational law' as proto-concept : three conceptions. German law journal. 10 (7): 859-76 July 2009

Introduction to torture as tort : from Sudan to Canada to Somalia. in : Torture as tort : comparative perspectives on the development of transnational human rights litigation. Oxford: Hart Publishing; p. 3-44 2001

CLPE Research Paper No. 13/2011 : Taking tea with torturers : from the Shah of Iran to Egypt's Mubarak to Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister, cozy relationships in US foreign policy need to be questioned. Accepted Paper Series - Osgoode Hall Law School. p. 6 Jan. 2011

Constitutional ropes of sand or justiciable guarantees? Social rights in new South African constitution. University of Pennsylvania law review. 141 (1):1-148 1992

Foreword: making a case for comparative constitutionalism and transnational law. Osgoode Hall law journal. 46 (3):vii-xix 2008

Torture as tort : comparative perspectives on the development of transnational human rights litigation. Hart Publications: 2001

Reaching beyond (without abandoning) the category of "economic, social and cultural rights". Human rights quarterly. 21 (3):633-60 1999

Ronald St. John Macdonald and international legal education. International law FORUM du droit international. 4 (4):215-21 Nov. 2002

Producing an insightful research paper: some elements to consider. Working Paper Series - Osgoode Hall Law School. p. 11 Oct. 1, 2010

Indigenous self-determination and decolonization of the international imagination : a plea. Human rights quarterly. 18 (4):814-20 1996

Multinational enterprises and emergent jurisprudence on violations of economic, social and cultural rights. in : Economic, social and cultural rights : a textbook, 2nd edition. Norwell, Ma: Nijhoff; p. 563-96 2001

Social rights : towards a principled, pragmatic judicial role. ESR Economic and social rights. 21 (3):633-60 Mar. 1999

Translating torture into transnational tort : conceptual divides in the debate on corporate accountability for human rights harms. in : Torture as tort: comparative perspectives on the development of transnational human rights litigation. Oxford: Hart Publications; p. 45-63 2001

Towards the institutional integration of the core human rights treaties. in : Reaching beyond words: giving meaning to economic, social and cultural rights. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; p. 7-38, fn.213-25 2001

Postscript on “The serious consequences of word games”: the signaling game around the “final opportunity” for Iraq in security council resolution 1441. German law journal. 11 (8/9):943-64 Aug. 2010

Iraq and the serious consequences of word games: language, violence and responsibility in the security council. German law journal. 3 (11) Nov. 2002

CLPE Research Paper No. 10/2011 : a surfer's guide to US foreign policy in Egypt, or has Obama been snookered?. Working Paper Series - Osgoode Hall Law School. p. 10 Feb 2011

Transnational governance of corporate conduct through migration of human rights norms : the potential contribution of transnational "private" litigation. in: Transnational governance and constitutionalism. Oxford: Hart Publishing; p. 287 - 319 2004

Adjucating constitutional priorities in a transnational context : a comment on Soobramoney's legacy and Grootboom's promise. South African journal of human rights. 16 (2):206-68 2000

A memorial for Bosnia : framework of legal arguments concerning the lawfulness of the maintenance of the United Nations Security Council arms embargo on Bosnia and Herzegovina. Michigan journal of international law. 16 (1):1-140 1994

Moral and legal responsibility with respect to alleged mistreatment of transferred detainees in Afghanistan: presentation to the House of Commons Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan. Working Paper Series - Osgoode Hall Law School. p. 24 13 Feb. 2010

Bodies of knowledge : a diversity promotion role for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. in : The future of UN human rights monitoring. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; p. 403-37 2000

Constitutional dialogue. in : Social justice and the constitution: perspectives on the social union for Canada. Ottawa: Carleton University Press; p. 59-83 1992

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 1,309 days (3 years, 7 months, 30 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Toronto--Danforth New Democratic Party 2015-10-19 Defeated
Toronto--Danforth New Democratic Party 2012-03-19
(By-Election)
Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
New Democratic Party 2012-03-19 - 2015-10-18

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Privy Council Office Democratic Reform 2012-09-20 - 2015-10-18
Assistant / Associate Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Justice Justice 2012-04-19 - 2013-01-16
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Member 41st Parliament, 1st Session
(2011-06-02 - 2013-09-13)
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Member 41st Parliament, 1st Session
(2011-06-02 - 2013-09-13)
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs Member 41st Parliament, 2nd Session
(2013-10-16 - 2015-08-02)

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

The breakdown of the rule of law in Sri Lanka: an overview. Working Paper Series - Osgoode Hall Law School. p. 20 Sept. 22, 2010

Covenant constitutionalism and the Canada assistance plan. Constitutional forum. 6 (3):79-87 Spring 1995

The interdependence and permeability of human rights norms: towards a partial fusion of the international covenants on human rights. Osgoode Hall law journal. 27 (3):769-878 Fall 1989

CLPE research paper 4/2008 : Diverse persuasion(s): From rhetoric to representation (and back again to rhetoric) in international human rights interpretation. Working Paper Series - Osgoode Hall Law School. p. 80 Jan. 24, 2008

Interpreting intervention. The Canadian yearbook of international law. 39:333-69 2001

Canada's international human rights obligations and disadvantaged members of society : finally into the spotlight. Constitutional forum. 10 (4):97-111 1999

A core curriculum for the transnational legal education of JD and LLB students: surveying the approach of the international, comparative and transnational law program at Osgoode Hall Law School. Penn State law review. 23:757-73 2005

1972 : new approaches to international law. in : Compendium: the first twenty-five years / Les premiers vingt-cinq ans. Ottawa: CCIL; P.128-42 1998

Social values projected and protected: a brief appraisal of the federal and Ontario government proposals. Kingston, Ont: Institute for Intergovernmental Relations; p. 81-92, 95-6 1992

The transnationalization of truth : a meditation on Sri Lanka and Honduras. Ethics in action. 5 (1):36-96 Feb. 2011

Will Canada be an open democracy after may 2?. p. 6 Working Paper Series : Osgoode Hall Law School

Israel's seizure of the Gaza-bound flotilla : applicable laws and legality. Accepted Paper Series - Osgoode Hall Law School. p. 13 20 Oct. 2010 revised 22 Feb. 2011

‘Transnational law' as proto-concept : three conceptions. German law journal. 10 (7): 859-76 July 2009

Introduction to torture as tort : from Sudan to Canada to Somalia. in : Torture as tort : comparative perspectives on the development of transnational human rights litigation. Oxford: Hart Publishing; p. 3-44 2001

CLPE Research Paper No. 13/2011 : Taking tea with torturers : from the Shah of Iran to Egypt's Mubarak to Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister, cozy relationships in US foreign policy need to be questioned. Accepted Paper Series - Osgoode Hall Law School. p. 6 Jan. 2011

Constitutional ropes of sand or justiciable guarantees? Social rights in new South African constitution. University of Pennsylvania law review. 141 (1):1-148 1992

Foreword: making a case for comparative constitutionalism and transnational law. Osgoode Hall law journal. 46 (3):vii-xix 2008

Torture as tort : comparative perspectives on the development of transnational human rights litigation. Hart Publications: 2001

Reaching beyond (without abandoning) the category of "economic, social and cultural rights". Human rights quarterly. 21 (3):633-60 1999

Ronald St. John Macdonald and international legal education. International law FORUM du droit international. 4 (4):215-21 Nov. 2002

Producing an insightful research paper: some elements to consider. Working Paper Series - Osgoode Hall Law School. p. 11 Oct. 1, 2010

Indigenous self-determination and decolonization of the international imagination : a plea. Human rights quarterly. 18 (4):814-20 1996

Multinational enterprises and emergent jurisprudence on violations of economic, social and cultural rights. in : Economic, social and cultural rights : a textbook, 2nd edition. Norwell, Ma: Nijhoff; p. 563-96 2001

Social rights : towards a principled, pragmatic judicial role. ESR Economic and social rights. 21 (3):633-60 Mar. 1999

Translating torture into transnational tort : conceptual divides in the debate on corporate accountability for human rights harms. in : Torture as tort: comparative perspectives on the development of transnational human rights litigation. Oxford: Hart Publications; p. 45-63 2001

Towards the institutional integration of the core human rights treaties. in : Reaching beyond words: giving meaning to economic, social and cultural rights. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; p. 7-38, fn.213-25 2001

Postscript on “The serious consequences of word games”: the signaling game around the “final opportunity” for Iraq in security council resolution 1441. German law journal. 11 (8/9):943-64 Aug. 2010

Iraq and the serious consequences of word games: language, violence and responsibility in the security council. German law journal. 3 (11) Nov. 2002

CLPE Research Paper No. 10/2011 : a surfer's guide to US foreign policy in Egypt, or has Obama been snookered?. Working Paper Series - Osgoode Hall Law School. p. 10 Feb 2011

Transnational governance of corporate conduct through migration of human rights norms : the potential contribution of transnational "private" litigation. in: Transnational governance and constitutionalism. Oxford: Hart Publishing; p. 287 - 319 2004

Adjucating constitutional priorities in a transnational context : a comment on Soobramoney's legacy and Grootboom's promise. South African journal of human rights. 16 (2):206-68 2000

A memorial for Bosnia : framework of legal arguments concerning the lawfulness of the maintenance of the United Nations Security Council arms embargo on Bosnia and Herzegovina. Michigan journal of international law. 16 (1):1-140 1994

Moral and legal responsibility with respect to alleged mistreatment of transferred detainees in Afghanistan: presentation to the House of Commons Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan. Working Paper Series - Osgoode Hall Law School. p. 24 13 Feb. 2010

Bodies of knowledge : a diversity promotion role for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. in : The future of UN human rights monitoring. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; p. 403-37 2000

Constitutional dialogue. in : Social justice and the constitution: perspectives on the social union for Canada. Ottawa: Carleton University Press; p. 59-83 1992