Rebeca Baccarini Macias Gimenez

Assistant Lecturer / Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Law - Admin

Contact

Assistant Lecturer / Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Law - Admin
Email
baccarin@ualberta.ca
Phone
(778) 676-9758
Address
435 Law Centre Law Centre
8820 - 111 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

Rebeca B. Macias Gimenez is an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, where she teaches Constitutional Law (Law 435) and Indigenous Peoples and Canadian State Law (Law 590). She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, an LLM from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Law from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil). She specializes in environmental law, Indigenous peoples and the law, and transsystemic and comparative law. Rebeca is completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta, exploring and articulating legal principles of the Dunne-za and Cree legal orders of Treaty 8 British Columbia in regard to land and natural resources decision-making.


Research

  • Environmental Law
  • Indigenous peoples and the law
  • Trans-systemic and comparative environmental law
  • Impact Assessment and environmental decision-making

Publications

  • Book Review: Peter Cook, Neil Vallance, John Sutton Lutz, Graham Brazier & Hamar Foster, Eds. “To Share, Not Surrender: Indigenous and Settler Visions of Treaty Making in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia” (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2021) (2022) 59:4 Alberta Law Review 1051.
  • Rebeca Macias Gimenez, “Making space for indigenous law in state-led decisions about hydropower dams: Lessons from environmental assessments in Canada and Brazil” (2022) Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law. DOI: 10.1111/reel.12432
  • Doctoral Dissertation: Rebeca Macias Gimenez, “Hydro Dams and Environmental Justice for Indigenous People. A Comparison of Environmental Decision-Making in Canada and Brazil” (2021) (online: https://dspace.library.uvic.ca/handle/1828/12885)
  • Rebeca Macias Gimenez, “Designing Criteria to Evaluate Equity to Indigenous People in Impact Assessment and Environmental: A Literature Review” (2019) 32:2 Journal of Environmental Law and Practice 163-205.
  • Rebeca Macias, “Public Participation in Energy and Natural Resources Development: A Theory and Criteria for Evaluation” (2010) Canadian Institute of Resources Law Occasional Paper No 34, online: CIRL (website) < http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/bitstream/1880/48390/1/CriteriaOP34w.pdf>.

Courses

LAW 435A - Constitutional Law

An introduction to the legal framework governing the exercise of power by the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the Canadian state, covering who has the power to make new laws, the power to implement laws, and the power to adjudicate disputes. The limitations imposed on these powers by the rules of federalism and by the provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are also considered. An introduction to the constitutional provisions concerning Indigenous peoples in Canada is also included.


LAW 435B - Constitutional Law

An introduction to the legal framework governing the exercise of power by the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the Canadian state, covering who has the power to make new laws, the power to implement laws, and the power to adjudicate disputes. The limitations imposed on these powers by the rules of federalism and by the provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are also considered. An introduction to the constitutional provisions concerning Indigenous peoples in Canada is also included.


LAW 590 - Indigenous Peoples and the Law

This is a survey course on Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Law. Subjects covered include issues of race and legal reasoning, legal and historical foundations of claims to Indigenous rights, treaty rights, Métis rights, Indigenous peoples and the Constitution, Indigenous claims negotiation and litigation, the Indian Act, and contemporary legal and political developments including an introduction to Indigenous law, jurisdiction and governance. The course is organized as a seminar in which a great deal of learning arises from discussion and class participation.


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