SJD student Daniel Del Gobbo writes "In cases of sexual violence, justice can come from outside the courts"

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, SJD student and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Scholar Daniel Del Gobbo writes about rethinking the way that the law handles sexual violence and introducing the option of a restorative justice process ("In cases of sexual violence, justice can come from outside the courts," July 25, 2017).

Read the full commentary on the Toronto Star website, or below.

Obscene intentions and corrupting effects

[Cross-posted from the OUP Blog)   The 1868 decision in R. v Hicklin created a formula for evaluating obscene works that British and American courts would use for nearly a century. Chief Justice Alexander Cockburn, in a succinct phrase that numerous courts would quote, explained that “the test of obscenity is … whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall.” Hicklin is often taken as inaugurating a new era in obscenity law, shifting attention away from the author’s intentions, and towards a vague and subjective evaluation of the work’s effects.

Prof. Kent Roach co-authors "A report card on the national security bill"

Friday, June 23, 2017

In an analysis in Policy Options magazine, Prof. Kent Roach and University of Ottawa professor Craig Forcese conduct a detailed assessment of Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters, recently introduced by the federal government to reform Canada’s national security law ("A report card on the national security bill," June 22, 2017).

Reform: It's always been difficult but necessary

Thursday, June 8, 2017

“Reforming Criminal Justice and National Security” symposium calls for much needed improvements

By Christopher R. Graham, JD 2007

A Trip to the Court: a JD student reflects on an Asper Centre Intervention at the SCC

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

By Patrick Enright

JD student Patrick Enright at the SCCPatrick Enright is a second-year JD candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and was a student in the Asper Centre half time clinic in the Winter 2017 term.

Prof. Brenda Cossman writes "We must do better for sexual assault survivors. The answer isn’t rocket science"

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Brenda Cossman discusses ways to address the issue of the large number of sexual assault complaints being dismissed by police forces as "unfounded" ("We must do better for sexual assault survivors. The answer isn’t rocket science," February 6, 2017).

Read the commentary on the Globe and Mail website, or below.


 

Prof. Brenda Cossman writes "For Judge ‘knees together’ Camp: Education is power"

Thursday, December 1, 2016

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Brenda Cossman discusses her experience working with Justice Robin Camp after his sexist remarks at a sexual assault trial, and argues for the value of education in overcoming sexism in the judiciary ("For Judge ‘knees together’ Camp: Education is power," December 1, 2016).

Read the full commentary on the Globe and Mail website, or below.


 

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