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05-03-22 | Access to Justice, Courts, Technology

The fundamental importance of efficiency in the administration of justice in a crisis: Judicial solutions from a North American perspective

Authors Catherine Piché and Shana Chaffai-Parent reflect on the efficiency of our system of justice in pandemic and post-pandemic periods by exploring the contours of an effective and accessible civil justice system.

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05-19-21 | Access to Justice, Criminal Law, Student Projects

Sexual assault crimes. A system that protects the accused?

Low reporting and conviction rates for sexual assault crimes are a very important issue in Canada today. In this video, Professor Quaid provides an overview of the key challenges in the Canadian criminal justice system, and discusses the benefits of implementing a specialized court for victims.

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05-19-21 | Access to Justice, COVID-19, Family Law, Student Projects

Silenced by the pandemic: The impact of COVID-19 on domestic violence

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our daily lives and has had a significant impact on the justice system and its institutions. Unprecedented measures have confined us to our homes in order to fight an invisible threat. However, this new reality has exacerbated many issues, including domestic violence.

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Supreme Court of Canada
05-04-21 | Access to Justice, Courts, Dean's Talk

The judicial system in tune with society

In this conversation with Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Dean of the Civil Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, the Chief Justice discusses the place of innovation and creativity in the judicial system.

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