Criminal

Judge relied on rape myths in complainant’s credibility assessment: Ontario Court of Appeal

Judge relied on rape myths in complainant’s credibility assessment: Ontario Court of Appeal

Difficult to navigate ‘fine line’ between legitimate credibility assessments and myths: lawyer

New trial ordered: Judge suspected complainant faked medical issue to evade cross-examination

New trial ordered: Judge suspected complainant faked medical issue to evade cross-examination

Stay of proceedings only granted in 'clearest of cases,' defence should seek other remedies: lawyer

Sexual harassment litigation on the rise

Sexual harassment litigation on the rise

Evidence collected in the course of investigation may be used in prosecution

Ontario introduces new anti-human-trafficking bill

Ontario introduces new anti-human-trafficking bill

Efforts to build upon province’s $307 million anti-human-trafficking strategy

HIV Legal Network urges feds to decriminalize simple drug possession

HIV Legal Network urges feds to decriminalize simple drug possession

Justice reforms introduced last week would repeal mandatory minimum sentences for all drug offences

Bill C-22 a positive move, but more study and action needed to tackle systemic racism, say experts

Bill C-22 a positive move, but more study and action needed to tackle systemic racism, say experts

Proposed legislation would eliminate some mandatory minimum penalties, among other changes