“The New Globalism in Canadian Charter of Rights Interpretation: Extradition, the Death Penalty, and the Courts” by Thomas Bateman
ASSIGNMENT 2: ARTICLE SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS
ASSIGNMENT – TASK
Provide a summary and analysis of “The New Globalism in Canadian Charter of Rights Interpretation: Extradition, the Death Penalty, and the Courts” by Thomas Bateman and discuss how the article fits in the broader literature concerning extradition without assurances in capital punishment cases.
Part 1: The Author’s Research Project (3 Marks)
Describe the framework for the author’s research project by providing the information to answer the following questions:
• What central research question does the author deal with in the article?
• What research methods did the author use to gather information for the article? (i.e., what types of evidence did the author rely upon; how did the author obtain that evidence?)
• How did the author structure the article (i.e. what major topics did the article cover)?
Part 2: Summary and Analysis of the Article (13 Marks)
Provide an analysis of the article. Be sure to answer each of the following questions:
• What was the authors’ thesis? (3 Marks)
• What arguments does the author put forth to explain the domestic changes that resulted in the Burns decision? (3 Marks)
• What arguments does the author offer to explain the international/global developments that resulted in the Burns decision? (3 Marks)
• How did the author utilize the Suresh case to support his argument of an emergent Charter globalism? (2 Marks)
• How sustainable are the author’s arguments concerning the future of extradition policy in Canada being determined by human rights concerns enforced by the courts? (Does the author provide sufficient evidence to support the claims? Does the authors’ conclusion accurately reflect what the evidence suggests? Are possible contrary interpretations addressed sufficiently?) Explain your answer. (2 marks)
Part 3: Locating Secondary Sources (8 Marks)
You are required to find, cite and annotateTWO relevant secondary sources on the subject of extradition in the Canadian context (the articles can be about the broader subject of extradition and not necessarily about extradition in death penalty cases).
These sources must be journal articles and should not include websites/government documents/books, etc). The quality of these sourceswill be considered in your grade.
• You must properly cite the source at first mention.
• The purpose of the annotation is to show thereader the relevance, accuracy, and quality of thesources cited.
• Write a concise annotation that (a) summarizes the central theme and scope of the article, (b) explain how the article contributes to the discussion of extradition and (c) evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the article (i.e. Is the author consistent? Where is the source published? Is it recent? Does it provide you with credible information? Is there anything obvious that jeopardizes its credibility? Is there important information that is missing?).
• Each source annotation should be approximately 1 double spaced page.
Bibliography and Citation (5 marks)
Provide a bibliography (include as a minimum, references to the secondary sources and statutes identified in the assignment and any cases you refer to in your answer) using correct form following the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide), 8th Edition.
In addition to your bibliography, ensure that you provide proper footnotes or endnotes using correct form following the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide), 8th Edition.
Spelling, Grammar, Writing Style and Structure of Essay (3 Marks)
Pay attention to your writing. Use section headings that correspond to each major part of the assignment (e.g. Part I – The Authors Research Project). Make sure that you use complete sentences and have a clear and logical structure. Review, revise and edit your essay to ensure it is free from typographical and grammar mistakes.