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06-19-24 | Civil Law, International

The remote electronic notarial deed: challenges and perspectives

Professor and notary Naivi Chikoc Barreda explores the changes introduced in notarial law with the adoption of the electronic notarial act performed remotely and the evolution of this subject on an international scale. She presents her article, “From COVID-19 to Remote Electronic Notarization: Reflections on the Challenges of Dematerialized Authenticity,” which addresses issues in comparative law and the difficulties related to the cross-border circulation of these acts​

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05-13-24 | Access to Justice, Health Law, human rights, Student Projects

Medical Aid in Dying and Mental Disorders: Debates, Delays, and Discourse in Canadian Legislation

As part of a visual pleading project, law students explore the social, legal and political concerns surrounding the inclusion in legislation of mental illness as the sole medical condition for obtaining medical aid in dying. With the help of Professor Emmanuelle Bernheim, they examine the role of access to mental health resources in Canada on this issue.

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04-10-24 | Human Rights, Immigration and Refugee Law, International, Legal Personhood

Ghost Citizens: Researching the Legal Limbo of Stateless Persons

There are millions of stateless people in the world – people who are not recognized as citizens in any country whatsoever. Long considered an issue tied intricately with migration, Professor Jamie Liew’s research on statelessness is breaking new ground, exploring the legal limbo of a subset of stateless people who are legally homeless despite strong ties to a distinct place they call home. In this video she discusses her family’s own experience with statelessness and describes how her research led her to explore this complicated topic through both a monograph and a debut novel.

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03-08-24 | Access to Justice, Criminal Law, Diversity, Technology

Behind the screens: Youth insights shaping approaches to technology-facilitated violence

The connectivity that typifies our digitally networked world brings with it widespread and persistent challenges. Particularly concerning is the prevalence of technology-facilitated violence, a multifaceted phenomenon that challenges conventional perceptions of violence and demands urgent attention. In this video, Professor Jane Bailey explores the nature of tech-facilitated violence and explains how young people’s perspectives are key to finding meaningful, proactive ways to address its harms, and underlying social and economic structures that incubate it.

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