Category Archives: State Responses to Violence

Excluding Mere Intimate Relationships: The Alberta Court of Appeal Interprets the Protection Against Family Violence Act

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Excluding Mere Intimate Relationships: The Alberta Court of Appeal Interprets the Protection Against Family Violence Act Case Commented On: Lenz v Sculptoreanu, 2016 ABCA 111 (CanLII) The Protection Against Family Violence Act, RSA 2000, c … Continue reading

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Mastery or Misogyny? The Ghomeshi Judgment and Sexual Assault Reform

By: Joshua Sealy-Harrington PDF Version: Mastery or Misogyny? The Ghomeshi Judgment and Sexual Assault Reform Case Commented On: R v Ghomeshi, 2016 ONCJ 155 On March 24, 2016, Justice Horkins of the Ontario Court of Justice acquitted Jian Ghomeshi of … Continue reading

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What Ought Crown Counsel to do in Prosecuting Sexual Assault Charges? Some Post-Ghomeshi Reflections

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: What Ought Crown Counsel to do in Prosecuting Sexual Assault Charges? Some Post-Ghomeshi Reflections Case Commented On: R v Ghomeshi, 2016 ONCJ 155 The Ghomeshi trial made me think about the ethical duties of prosecutors … Continue reading

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Costs Not Appropriate in Protection Against Family Violence Act Litigation

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Costs Not Appropriate in Protection Against Family Violence Act Litigation Case Commented On: Denis v Palmer, 2016 ABQB 54 (CanLII) This is a short comment on a short decision by the Court of Queen’s Bench … Continue reading

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Access to Legal Services in Women’s Shelters

By: Alysia Wright PDF Version: Access to Legal Services in Women’s Shelters Report Commented On: Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, Access to Legal Services in Women’s Shelters In December 2015, the Canadian Research Institute for Law and … Continue reading

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