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05-21-24 | Criminal Law, Law Practice, Student Projects

Justice on Screen: Truth or Fiction?

Do legal series reflect the reality of criminal trials? Or do they exaggerate for the sake of entertainment? An expert in Canadian criminal law reviews excerpts from popular series to demystify what’s real and what’s not.

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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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11-22-23 | Criminal Law, Human Rights, International, Public Law

At the Crossroads: A Crucial Discourse on Human Rights and International Justice

International justice is at a critical juncture. There is a poignant need today for dialogue that transcends time and speaks to the universality of human rights. The Wallenberg Centre, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa presented the 2023 Elie Wiesel Distinguished Lectureship in Human Rights with Mr. Karim Khan, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as guest lecturer. Mr. Khan’s insights shed light on the challenges our world faces and the urgency for action against ongoing atrocities and human rights violations.

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06-03-22 | Criminal Law, International, Public Law

The ICC’s jurisdiction over international crimes

International criminal justice must contend with certain limitations, including the fact that it must rely on the co-operation of states to carry out its mission.

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