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Social Science Evidence in Charter Litigation

November 9, 2012 @ 8:30 am - November 12, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

Developments in Thirty Years of Fact Finding

What have we learned? What could we do better?

Event date: Friday, November 09, 2012, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Flavelle House, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Opening Plenary Panel: The Challenges for Judges

Justice Robert Sharpe (Ontario Court of Appeal); Justice Susan Himel (Ontario Superior Court of Justice – Bedford v Canada); Justice Lynn Smith (Supreme Court of British Columbia – Carter v Canada)

Workshop topics include: a theory of constitutional facts; framework for reliability analysis; judging social science evidence—a feminist perspective; linking social science evidence with individual testimony; use of social science in specific cases such as Polygamy Reference, Gosselin, R v Bryan, Canada v PHS Community Services (Insite case); and more …



November 9, 2012 @ 8:30 am
November 12, 2012 @ 5:00 pm