Tensions…

April 27, 2020 CTV News – Colin Perkel Federal prison tensions rise amid COVID lockdowns; activists want releases The tensions created by the Coronavirus and the prisoners locked up without much defence is beginning to boil over in at least two … [Read more...]

OAS wants probe…

June 9, 2019 Global TV News - Amanda Connolly Organization of American States wants to probe MMIWG allegation of ‘genocide’ The OAS Luis Almagro, secretary-general of the organization, headquartered in Washington, DC, who represents 35 … [Read more...]

Prison tensions…

July 27, 2017  Blogger Russell Webster (UK) 10 things I learnt from NOMS final annual report Webster has an analysis of the final National Offender Management Service (NOMS) report for the UK prisons.  Recently there has been tension and … [Read more...]

Senators in jails…

June 12, 2017 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Senators hope 'landmark' study will help transform Canada's prison system - Committee investigates human rights issues with Indigenous, elderly and mentally ill inmates A senate human rights committee led … [Read more...]

Special: Bailing…

June 6, 2017 (Ed note:  This edition is an attempt to gather some insight around the practice of bail in the criminal justice system, currently immersed in controversy and identified as a cause of both over-crowded jails and court delays.  Much of … [Read more...]

Get it right…

April 23, 2017 (Ed Note: Last edition gave an incorrect title for the report from the Ontario Ombudsman on police oversight: the correct title is “Out of oversight, out of mind.”  You can find the 73 page downloadable pdf at:  … [Read more...]

Military justice…

April 4, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – David Pugliese New book calls for reform of outdated Canadian military justice system Behind the Times is the name of new book by two well-known military commentators, retired Judge Gilles Létourneau and … [Read more...]

Flawed bill…

Dec 15, 2016   Ottawa Citizen – Marie-Danielle Smith Newly-emboldened Senate threatens to block ‘deeply flawed’ bill to remove gender discrimination from Indian Act Bill S-3 is a senate bill and the third attempt to address the issue of … [Read more...]

RJ alive!!!

July 28, 2016   Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Conference:  Jennifer Llewellyn - Schulich School of Law Youtube Channel  - A series of 21 videos from the recent International Conference in Nova Scotia, facilitated by Dalhousie and the Schulich … [Read more...]

Ghomeshi – now what?

April 13, 2016 Policy Options – Blair Crew, Daphne Gilbert, Elizabeth Sheehy The Ghomeshi verdict: This is no time for complacency The commentary calls for follow-up to the Ghomeshi verdict and suggests a number of options available to … [Read more...]