Ontario Human Rights Commission announces new legal action to further rights of prisoners

The OHRC filed a contravention application today with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario stating the Ontario government has breached a 2013 settlement ­ aimed at the treatment of mentally ill inmates, specifically those facing segregation in provincial prisons.


  • Push for discipline changes

    Push for discipline changes

    With the 2019 bencher elections on the horizon, lawyers in the province are advocating for changes to be made to how the Law Society of Ontario handles disciplinary investigations upon discovering the lawyer in question may be dealing with a mental health issue.
  • Torture victim appeal dismissed in fee dispute

    Torture victim appeal dismissed in fee dispute

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal brought by Abdullah Almalki — a Canadian who was falsely accused of terrorism, then tortured and imprisoned in Syria — disputing the contingency fee agreement he made with his lawyers on a settlement he received from the Canadian government for complicity in his ordeal.
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