The role of international law in Ukraine’s fight against Russian aggression

  • May 11, 2022
  • Dr. Gaiane Nuridzhanian and Lee-Ann Conrod

While a state’s right to use force in individual and collective self-defence is firmly established in international law, there exists no right to intervene by force into the territory of another state for humanitarian reasons without that state’s consent or authorization of the UN Security Council.

Criminal Justice, International Law

One size does not fit all

  • April 19, 2022
  • Jody Berkes

Mandatory minimum sentences do not address the need for denunciation and deterrence and can also be truly excessive.

Criminal Justice

Report on the 2017 Uniform Law Conference

  • June 18, 2018
  • The Uniform Law Conference of Canada was founded in 1918 to harmonize the laws of the provinces and territories of Canada, and where appropriate the federal laws as well.

Kevin Westell

Criminal Justice

An out-of-court option: The Alternative Measures Program

  • June 15, 2018
  • Joel M. Wonnacott

Joel Wonnacott, the P.E.I. Branch representative on the Criminal Justice Section, reviews the Alternative Measures Program that allows some matters to be diverted out of the criminal court system.

Criminal Justice

Guilty. Now what?

  • April 23, 2018
  • Lauren Shadley

When it comes to criminal trials, members of the public are often too focused on the issue of whether the accused is innocent or guilty. As a criminal defence lawyer, I have been more often drawn in by what happens at the end of the trial - the issue of sentencing.

Criminal Justice

The long arm of the law and extra-territorial recovery from fraud

  • April 23, 2018
  • Grace Hession David

Canada (Attorney General) v Georgiou, 2018 ONCA 320 is an interesting case from the Court of Appeal in Ontario which makes it quite clear that convictions for fraud in the United States and resulting orders for restitution and forfeiture will be enforced with dispatch.

Criminal Justice