This book is a collection of essays in International and Comparative Law. Each chapter is the author's honour's thesis carried out as part of the requirements for graduation from Algoma University's Law and Justice program. Katherine Blunt analyzes Canadian and Swedish Environmental Law in relation to water pollution. Meeka Tomasic examines the lack of adequate protection of internally displaced persons under International Law. Ashley Dzama focuses on the reasons why Canada has abolished the death penalty. She also explores Canada's reasons for refusing to ratify the American Convention on Human Rights. Amanda Pino carries out an empirical study of the Canadian youth justice system and its inefficiency to deal with juvenile crime. Melissa Thibeault looks at the concept of jus cogens in International Law. David DeFrancesco explores physician assisted suicide in the Canadian context.
Julian Hermida is Assistant Professor of Law and Justice at Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. He teaches International Law and Canadian Criminal Law. Katherine Blunt, Meeka Tomasic, Ashley Dzama, Amanda Pino, Melissa Thibeault, and David DeFrancesco completed their theses under Julian Hermida's supervision at Algoma University.