Sections 25 and 35 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Title

Sections 25 and 35 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Subject

Canada
Legal system
Legal Order
Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Indigenous rights

Description

Sections 25 and 35 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms address how rights protected under the Charter will intersect with existing rights held by Canada's Indigenous peoples. Section 25 guarantees that no rights protected under the Charter will be used to abrogate or derogate from right belonging to Aboriginal people (including land rights and rights under the Royal Proclamation), . Section 35 provides distinct recognition and affirmation of existing Aboriginal and Treaty rights. This is an important step in amalgamating common law and Aboriginal law traditions.

Source

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Part I of the Constitution Act, 1982, being Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (UK), 1982, c 11

Publisher

Government of Canada, Department of Justice, Laws website, online: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/Const/page-15.html

Date

1982

Rights

(c) Government of Canada

Relation

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Part I of the Constitution Act, 1982, being Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (UK), 1982, c 11, online: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/Const/page-15.html

Format

image file/ jpeg

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Part I of the Constitution Act, 1982, being Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (UK), 1982, c 11

Original Format

Text

Files

constitution s 25.jpg
constitution s 35.jpg

Citation

“Sections 25 and 35 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” Exhibits, accessed March 26, 2019, https://exhibits.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/2468.