Better neighbours…

Sept 26, 2022 Governor Jay Inslee (Washington State) How Norwegian prisons prepare inmates to become better neighbors “Much about Norway’s famous prisons stands in contrast to American impressions of incarceration. The opinion of the Norwegian … [Read more...]

Slippage…

Sept 16, 2022  CBC News – Olivia Stefanovich Cindy Blackstock asks Human Rights Tribunal to reject $20B child welfare compensation deal - Blackstock says the fixed sum doesn't guarantee complainants a minimum amount In a surprising reaction to … [Read more...]

Power and democracy…

Sept 9, 2022 The Lawyer’s Daily – John L. Hill Myles Sanderson parole decisions The loss of life and the injuries in the Sanderson case has the power to move us to outrage and insistence on the harshest interpretation of legal punishment as a … [Read more...]

Clean environment a human right…

Sept 2, 2022  United Nations Declaration: Climate and Environment UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right “The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, welcomed the 'historic' decision and … [Read more...]

Police and human rights…

June 9, 2022 Toronto Star – Rachel Mendleson & Steve Buist Police across Canada repeatedly violating citizen rights, Torstar investigation finds The Toronto Star has a series of three articles called ‘Unchartered,’ first running today … [Read more...]

Review miscarriages…

May 18, 2022 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Senators call for exoneration of 12 Indigenous women who endured ‘systemic inequality’ in Canada’s criminal justice system Is it possible that in Canada there could be a gross miscarriage of … [Read more...]

Re-entry jobs…

May 13, 2022 Lawyer’s Daily – John Hill Finding a job for ex-con… This link elaborates on the difficulty of all formerly incarcerated persons in getting employment once released.  There is usually a question on a job app about criminal … [Read more...]

Elusive…

April 16, 2022 The Lawyer’s Daily – Lea Keren The continued elusiveness of prison justice This commentary highlights the internal process of grievance in the federal prison system, the only process by which an incarcerated person can air a … [Read more...]

Police reform…

Mar 10, 2022 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) Strategic review of policing proposes fundamental reform - New Police Foundation report into future of policing proposes most fundamental reform for a generation This is the third of a series of reports … [Read more...]

Victim to perpetrator…

Feb 7, 2022 CNN - Esha Mitra Some people in a cheering crowd called for her to be raped. Many were women There is on occasion an article that merits attention simply because the implications and impact are horrendous.  This article is one of … [Read more...]