Ken Norman

Room Number: 241 Law
Phone: 966-5888
Fax: 966-5900

Professional education:

BCL (Oxford) 1967
LLB (Saskatchewan) 1965
BA (Saskatchewan) 1963


Professor Norman joined the faculty in 1968. He is a Member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan. He is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Court Challenges Programme of Canada, and is also a member of Council and webmaster for the Canadian Section of the International Commission of Jurists. Professor Norman is an editor of The Human Rights Digest and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Human Rights Reporter. Professor Norman has served as counsel to the Saskatchewan Ombudsman, the Canadian Indian Claims Commission, and the Saskatoon Legal Assistance Clinic. He was Chief Commissioner, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, from 1978-82. He has authored several commissioned studies for federal, provincial and municipal governments.

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Publications and Research Work:

Shelagh Day, Lucie Lamarche & Ken Norman, eds., 14 Arguments in Favour of Human Rights Institutions, (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014)

“Grounding the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in conversation”, chapter in K. Busby, A. Muller & A. Woolford eds., The idea of a human rights museum [Winnipeg: University of Manitoba (forthcoming)

 “A transformative template or so it seemed”, chapter in S. Day, L. Lamarche & K. Norman, 15 Arguments for Human Rights Institutions in Canada (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2013) (forthcoming)

Ken Norman, Free Speech: 'The Right to Be Stupid' v. 'Words Matter', JURIST - Forum, Mar. 19, 2013

“Promoting and Protecting Human Rights: Snakes and Ladders”, Association for Canadian Studies, Canadian Issues, "The Constitution. The Charter: Federalism and Identities”, Spring 2013, 55

“Reflections on the Court Challenges Program of Canada”, chapter in Celebrating Our Accomplishments, Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Winnipeg, 2011, 151

Mary Eberts, Patricia Monture & Ken Norman (Writing Group), Content Advisory Committee Final Report to the  Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Human rights are not found in dusty legal libraries, but in the hearts and minds of human beings, May 25, 2010, [Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, Cat. No.: NM104-1/2010E]

Rights and Responsibilities; a White Paper for the Saskatchewan Education Leadership Unit and the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, February 21, 2010, discussed at a Symposium on March 13, 2010. University of Saskatchewan, College of Education

“Ficus Elastica” February 26, 2010 paper delivered to the Sallows Human Rights Conference at the College of Law, Freedom of Association: Harmonizing Canadian Norms with International Commitments

Ken Norman & John Whyte, “Is controlling hate speech too controlling?” Spring 2008 - SIPP Policy Dialogue 9

“What’s right is right: the Supreme Court gets it”, Just Labour, Vol. 12, 2008

“The Charter as an Impediment to Welfare Roll Backs: A Meditation on Justice as Fairness as a Bedrock Value of the Canadian Democratic Project”, chapter in Rights, Social Citizenship and Governance, Boyd & Young eds., [Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2008] 297.