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Immigration Detention Symposium: Habeas Corpus Panel Highlights

  by Mashoka Maimona and Renuka Koilpillai The “Habeas Corpus Best Practices” panel was one of the highlights of the Asper Centre’s Immigration Detention Symposium, held on March 15, 2019. The panellists were immigration and refugee lawyers Subodh Bharati, Jared Will, and Swathi Sekhar. The lively panel was moderated by the Refugee Law Office’s Simon … Read More

Immigration Detention Symposium: Panel 1 – Responding to the IRB’s External Audit

  by Olivia Martin and Adrian Ling The first session of the Asper Center’s Immigration Detention Symposium, held on March 15, 2019 at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, featured a panel discussing the 2018 Immigration and Refugee Board’s (IRB) External Audit report on Immigration Detention. Kathy Laird, a Toronto lawyer and author of … Read More

Legal Aid Cuts: Devastating and Short-sighted

  by Cheryl Milne Devastating and short-sighted. These are the words that immediately come to mind in response to last week’s announcement that the Legal Aid Ontario budget would be cut by approximately 30% starting with the immediate end to funding for legal services to refugee claimants and immigrants. To be clear, these are not … Read More

Choose Your Battleground: Recapping the Beaver v Hill Panel Discussion

  by Hannah Goddard-Rebstein and Arjun Gandhi On Thursday, March 21st, the Asper Centre held a panel on Indigenous rights and family law, using the case of Beaver v Hill as a focal point for the discussion. The panel was convened by the Asper Centre’s Indigenous Rights student working group.  Professor Carol Rogerson moderated the … Read More

Trial by military: Spotlight on R v Beaudry

by Teodora Pasca Years ago, Corporal R. P. Beaudry was charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm, an offence under s 272 of the Criminal Code carrying a maximum penalty of 14 years’ imprisonment. Beaudry, a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, requested a jury trial. And because he was a member of the Forces, his request was denied.    … Read More