Every six days a woman in Canada is killed by an intimate partner. Too often, such deaths have been tied to inaction or inappropriate action on the part of the criminal justice authorities. Women are left to protect themselves and their children. When an abused woman protects herself against threat and danger which are in no way her own making, she should be able to avail herself of criminal law defences. Abused women should not be criminally convicted when they act to protect themselves and their children from lethal intimate partner violence.
DCL Candidate Maureen Duffy will be defending her doctoral thesis, Turning the kaleidoscope: fractured narratives and altered presumptions in anti-terrorism detention practices, which was prepared under the supervision of Professor René Provost.
Marking the 15th Anniversary of the R v RDS decision, this interactive participatory CRLT Think Tank Seminary is brought to you by the Black Law Students Association of McGill, the Human Rights Working Group, and the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. Dr. Esmeralda M.A. Thornhill, Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University & O'Brien Fellow in Residence, McGill Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism will be leading this interactive seminar and speaking on the ongoing impact of this landmark case on the legal community.
Beaverbrook Annual Lecture - Wired for War: Everything You Wanted to Know about Robots and War but Were Afraid to Ask
In the last decade, robotics has moved from the world of science fiction onto the battlefield, and soon onto the home front. The U.S. military for example, went from having a handful of unarmed “drones” to more than 8,000 in the air and another 12,000 on the ground. It is joined by over 50 other nations in using military robotics, from Canada, France and the U.K., to Russia, China, and Iran. And now, this new technology is increasingly being used in fields that range from law enforcement to media.
The HRWG Disability and Law Portfolio is pleased to announce that we will be presenting an excerpt of the play Calcedonies written by Jeffrey Nisker.
The play deals with the lack of health and social services available to persons with disabilities in Canada; it is based on a true story.
The play will be followed by a panel discussion with Laurence Parent, RAPLIQ; Jean-Pierre Ménard, Ménard, Martin avocats; and Dr Jeff Nisker, Western University. The play will start at 18:30; the panel will begin around 19:20.
DCL Candidate Isabelle Bouvet will be defending her doctoral thesis, An international legal framework to govern space natural resources and exploitation, which was prepared under the supervision of Professor Ram Jakhu.
DCL Candidate Karen Crawley will be defending her doctoral thesis, Seeing double: ironic encounters between art and law, which was prepared under the supervision of Professor Desmond Manderson.
Space commercialisation covers a breadth of space related technologies, capabilities and services, both space-based as well as ground-based, that are generally exploited to generate revenue by governments and aerospace companies.
In light of the recent Supreme Court decisions, 'R. v Mabior' and 'R. v D.C.', McGill's Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, and the OutLaw McGill and RadLaw McGill student clubs are hosting a panel discussion on the criminalization of non-disclosure of HIV. The panel discussion will be conducted bilingually in the languages the panellists are most comfortable with, and questions can be asked in English or French.
The Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law is continuing its latest series of Civil Law Workshops under the theme « Les apparences en droit civil », with a talk by Silvia Ferreri (bio) (University of Turin).