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LEAF and the Asper Centre welcome the Ontario Court of Appeal’s Decision in R. v. Sharma

  A majority of the Ontario Court of Appeal has struck down Criminal Code provisions which made conditional sentences unavailable for certain offences. The ruling comes in response to Cheyenne Sharma’s constitutional challenge to these provisions, and explicitly acknowledges and draws on the arguments and information provided by LEAF and the Asper Centre in their … Read More

Introducing our 2020 Summer Research Assistants

The Asper Centre welcomes four new research assistants for the summer of 2020. Despite these unusual times, everyone is busy with exciting projects, including two interventions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Amy Jun Chen Amy received her Bachelors of Arts and Science from McMaster University, where she developed her interests in constitutional law, public … Read More

Asper Centre ED joins forces with child rights advocates to call for the safety of Canadian children deprived of their liberty during COVID-19

On May 6th 2020, a group of child rights organizations, lawyers and advocates from across Canada, including Asper Centre ED Cheryl Milne, joined forces to advocate for the rights of children in detention during the Covid-19 pandemic. The group addressed their concerns in an open letter to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of … Read More

Constitutional Litigator-in-Residence for 2020

Nader Hasan has been selected as the Asper Centre Constitutional-Litigator-in-Residence for Fall 2020. Nader’s wealth of constitutional litigation experience in areas ranging from search and seizure law to digital privacy law to protecting civil liberties, as well as his vast teaching experience will greatly enrich the Asper Centre’s Clinic students next term. Nader is a partner … Read More

Asper Centre OUTLOOK & Message

  Dear Asper Centre Friends, We hope that you, your loved ones and colleagues are keeping safe and well during these challenging times. Shortly before the faculty of law closed due to COVID-19 earlier this month, the Asper Centre published its annual newsletter, the Asper Centre Outlook. This issue contains many wonderful articles written by … Read More