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The Anatomy of Criminal Procedure: Bill C-75 Update

Bill C-75 made a number of changes to the rules of criminal procedure after the publication of Steve Coughlan and Alex Gorlewski’s The Anatomy of Criminal Procedure: A Visual Guide to the Law; the most dramatic structural ones relate to releasing a person arrested without a warrant. The new, more simplified, steps are shown in a revised chart, available for print and download …

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Coughlan and Frazer Among the Most Influential Lawyers of 2019

Congratulations to Irwin Law authors Steve Coughlan and Mitch Frazer who have been named to Canadian Lawyer‘s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers list! Steve Coughlan (Criminal Procedure 3/e, Detention and Arrest 2/e, The Anatomy of Criminal Procedure) spearheaded the efforts of the entire criminal law academic community in advising the Department of Justice on changes that led to the passage of Bill …

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David Vaver and Kent Roach invested into the Order of Canada

Our sincere congratulations to David Vaver and Kent Roach, who were both invested into the Order of Canada today. From the Governor General of Canada Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony press release: “Kent Roach has made outstanding contributions to protecting our civil liberties. A long-time professor at the University of Toronto, he is also a skilled litigator who has participated …

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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!

Kent Roach appointed to Order of Canada

Irwin Law wishes to congratulate author Kent Roach for his appointment to the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Kent Roach has been named Member of the Order of Canada for “his steadfast defence of the rights of Canadians, both as a …

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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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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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Citations of International and Transnational Criminal Law

Great to see that the first edition of International Transnational Criminal Law by Robert J. Currie has been cited recently in the following cases: R v Tan, 2014 BCCA 9 Munyaneza v R, 2014 QCCA 906 Chowdhury v Canada, 2014 ONSC 2635 Read more about the second edition of International Transnational Criminal Law, co-authored with Dr. Joseph Rikhof, here.

Constance Backhouse wins 2009 Canadian Association of Law and Society Book Prize

Irwin Law is very pleased to announce that Professor Constance Backhouse is the 2009 recipient of the Canadian Law and Society Book Prize for her book Carnal Crimes: Canadian Sexual Assault Law, 1900-1975. The book prize will be awarded at the CLSA annual banquet on Sunday, May 24, 2009 in Ottawa. “This engaging and powerful book demonstrates the ubiquitous nature …

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Expert Evidence in Criminal Law and Maritime Law share book award

Alan D. Gold, author of Expert Evidence in Criminal Law, and Edgar Gold, Aldo Chircop and Hugh Kindred, authors of Maritime Law, are this year’s winners of the Walter Owen Book Prize. The Honourable Mr. Justice Gilles Renault called Alan D. Gold’s book “comprehensive, coherent and compelling” and added, “Expert Evidence in Criminal Law: The Scientific Approach is without doubt, …

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Three Irwin Law Books on 2005 Short List for Walter Owen Prize

Expert Evidence in Criminal Law by Alan D. Gold, Maritime Law by Edgar Gold, Aldo Chircop and Hugh Kindred, and Theory of Class Actions by Craig Jones are on the short list for this year’s Walter Owen Book Prize. The English-language Walter Owen book prize is awarded every other year by the Foundation for Legal Research to the author(s) of …

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Three Irwin Law Books Short-listed for Walter Owen Prize

Three Irwin Law books have been short-listed for the prestigious Walter Owen Book Prize, awarded every other year by the Foundation for Legal Research. Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility by Allan Hutchinson is published in the Essentials of Canadian Law Series. In a review of Hutchinson’s book in the University of Toronto Law Journal last year, Adam Dodek remarked that …

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