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Craig Forcese wins ASIL Certificate of Merit

Irwin Law wishes to congratulate Craig Forcese for being selected by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) as a recipient of the Certificate of Merit for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship for his book Destroying the Caroline: The Frontier Raid that Reshaped the Right to War (Irwin Law Inc, 2018). In their report, the ASIL Committee wrote: “At …

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Authors weigh in on Omar Khadr debate

Omar Khadr’s case has commanded the July news headlines, and our Irwin Law authors have weighed in on the outcome. For your reading pleasure, we’ve listed some clippings featuring their commentary below: CBC.ca: What 3 legal minds say about the Omar Khadr settlement – featuring commentary from Lorne Sossin From Craig Forcese’s National Security Law Blog: A Once & Final Parsing of …

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Canadian Lawyer names Forcese and Roach 2016 Changemakers

Congratulations to Craig Forcese and Kent Roach, who have been named as two of the Top 25 Most Influential Changemakers of 2016 by Canadian Lawyer magazine! Here is what the magazine has to say about them: “This duo more than anyone helped educate the Canadian public on the pitfalls and issues of the previous federal Conservative government’s proposed anti-terrorism laws. …

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Forcese and Roach on Bill C-22 in The Lawyers Weekly

Almost one year after the publication of False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism, authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach are weighing in on the government’s proposed security review panel. They warn that review “is not a substitute for fixing bad and overbroad security laws.” Read what they have to say in The Lawyers Weekly.

Two awards for Craig Forcese and Kent Roach

We are thrilled to announce that False Security authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach have been recognized with two prestigious awards in the past week! Forcese and Roach are the 2016 recipients of the BC Civil Liberties Association’s Reg Robson Award, which honours a community member who has demonstrated a substantial and long-lasting contribution to the cause of civil liberties …

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False Security shortlisted for Canadian Law & Society Book Prize

Irwin Law is delighted that False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism has been shortlisted for the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize. The CLSA Book Prize is awarded annually for the best book on law and society published in the previous year in English or in French. Congratulations to its authors, Craig Forcese and Kent Roach!

Next Steps for Anti-terror Law: Ottawa panel discussion

If you’re in Ottawa, please join us on Tuesday, November 10 for a lively and interactive panel discussion on the next steps for anti-terror law. The event is free to attend and all are welcome! Details are below: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Doors open 6 p.m. Panel begins shortly thereafter Free to attend! Fauteux Hall University of Ottawa 57 Louis …

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False Security: Toronto book launch and panel discussion

Irwin Law and The Walrus are proud to co-sponsor the Toronto book launch and panel discussion for False Security by Craig Forcese and Kent Roach. Please join us on Thursday, October 8 from 6 to 8 pm at the Victoria College Building, University of Toronto. The event is free to attend and all are welcome! Reserve your ticket today. Panelists: …

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Announcing False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism

After an autumn rife with terrorist attacks in the West, the Harper government responded with the radical Bill C-51, creating the “most far-reaching changes to Canadian security laws since 9/11.” Bill C-51 has been met with strong resistance from professionals and everyday Canadians alike, and Professors Forcese and Roach have been at the helm of the opposition. They have spent …

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Announcing antiterrorlaw.ca

Irwin Law is proud to launch an exciting new project with authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach. Canada’s Proposed Antiterrorism Act: An Assessment will be an ongoing archive of materials collected and prepared by Forcese and Roach in response to different aspects of Bill C-51. The project is ambitious in scope, seeking to crowdsource feedback, critiques, suggestions and observations from …

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Cyclist’s Guide book launch and panel

To promote a better understanding of the law in relation to cycling, Nicole LaViolette and Craig Forcese are hosting a panel presentation on January 29 at the University of Ottawa, focusing on the “Kanata Five Crash”. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Gowlings Moot Court, FTX 147 University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, 57 Louis-Pasteur Street This very serious 2009 …

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Cyclist’s Guide interview with Canadian Cycling Magazine

At the Toronto International Book Fair last month, authors Craig Forcese and Nicole LaViolette met with Matthew Pioro, editor of Canadian Cycling Magazine, to discuss Every Cyclist’s Guide to Canadian Law. Watch the video — and commiserate on the “jerkiness” of bike theft — here.

Book signings at Toronto International Book Fair next month!

Irwin Law is proud to participate at INSPIRE!: Toronto International Book Fair. Please join us at the Indie Publishers Pavilion for two great book signings: – Every Cyclist’s Guide to Canadian Law with Craig Forcese and Nicole LaViolette on Friday, November 14 from 11:30 to 1 pm – At the Barricades: A Memoir with A. Alan Borovoy on Saturday, November …

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Questions and Answers from Irwin Law’s Experts After the Ottawa Shootings

After the shootings in Ottawa’s downtown core, Craig Forcese, uOttawa and author of National Security Law, and Kent Roach, University of Toronto, and author of Criminal Law, responded to questions posed by Irwin Law on terrorism law issues.   These two individuals may have been on a “watch list” and at least one had his passport revoked. Is there any …

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When does independence begin? Judicial appointments & the Constitution

Craig Forcese, author of National Security Law and co-author of The Laws of Government and International Law: Doctrine, Practice, and Theory, offers a thoughtful and informative blog post about independence and judicial appointments. Read the article, as well as a 40-page excerpt from The Laws of Government, here.

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