human rights law


  • Now the work really begins

    Jan 8, 2018

    In 2017, when the #MeToo movement was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, the movements’ creator, Tarana Burke, said, “Now the work really begins.”

  • Reid technique is problematic

    Dec 11, 2017

    In 1998, a 25-year-old unsophisticated man in Alberta was arrested for aggravated assault on his infant son.

  • Lawyers oppose court closures at forum

    Lawyers oppose court closures at forum

    Dec 4, 2017

    The planned centralization of Toronto’s satellite provincial courts to a new courthouse will make accessing the justice system more difficult, said lawyers and other community activists at a community forum Nov. 28.

  • Corrections found negligent for beating

    Corrections found negligent for beating

    Nov 20, 2017

    Correctional Service Canada has been found to be negligent in the severe beating of an inmate because he was placed in a unit with serious offenders and also as a result of staff failing to follow established security protocols.

  • Correcting Corrections

    Nov 20, 2017

    Law Times reports that Correctional Service Canada has been found to be negligent in the severe beating of an inmate. The ruling in Fontenelle v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 ONSC 6604, comes after the attack on the inmate at Millhaven Institution, a maximum-security facility in Ontario.

  • Child support extending to reflect adults at home

    Child support extending to reflect adults at home

    Nov 6, 2017

    The growing trend of young adults living in the family home is generating a demand for child support that flows on past childhood into adulthood. With perpetual students and adults with disabilities joining the ranks of young adults who do not live independently, parental responsibilities are continually extending.

  • New bail policy coming for Crowns

    New bail policy coming for Crowns

    Sep 18, 2017

    While new bail policies are on the horizon for Ontario’s Crown attorneys, criminal defence lawyers say the bail process needs an entire cultural shift. At an opening of the courts ceremony in downtown Toronto in early September, Attorney General Yasir Naqvi told judges and prominent members of the bar that his ministry will soon unveil a new set of bail policies and procedures for Crown attorneys.

  • Criminalization critique

    Sep 18, 2017

    Last week, justice ministers from across the country met in Vancouver to discuss a range of pressing issues, notably marijuana legalization. But advocates for the rights of people living with HIV were paying close attention, as another item was on the agenda — discussions around how the criminal law is applied against people living with HIV, regarding their disclosure to sexual partners.

  • Groups intervene over sexual assault convictions

    Groups intervene over sexual assault convictions

    Sep 11, 2017

    Human rights organizations are intervening in an appeal by an HIV-positive man convicted of two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm. Ryan Peck, executive director of HIV & Aids Legal Clinic Ontario, and Richard Elliott, executive director of the Canadian HIV/Aids Legal Network, say their organizations are intervening in an upcoming Nova Scotia Court of Appeal case.

  • Caution urged on national security bill

    Caution urged on national security bill

    Sep 11, 2017

    The government has tabled a massive omnibus bill to overhaul the country’s national security regime, which will be debated this fall. Lawyers say they have concerns about how the bill addresses issues such as collection of personal information, information sharing with other governments and how to help clients who find themselves on the no-fly list.

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