Monthly Archives: August 2019

Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 21 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

EDITORIAL: Sexual assault law a tricky balance

Trying to set a level playing field in situations as fraught as sexual assault cases is exceedingly complex.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 17 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Canada has flipped the burden of proof for bail in cases of repeated intimate partner violence

Back in June, Bill C-75 become law. The legislation included various amendments to the Criminal Code, including the return of the victim surcharge and the removal of preliminary inquiries in certain cases. But one amendment received less attention: the introduction of a reverse onus at bail for an accused person charged with an offence against an intimate partner, if that person has a prior conviction for a similar offence.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 15 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Experts and advocates skeptical pot conviction pardons will benefit northerners

Canadians with simple cannabis possession convictions will be eligible for record suspensions, but advocates and experts say it won’t be so easy.

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Slim’s Criminal law News Aug 12 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

When Judges Make Sexual Assault Victims Feel Like Criminals

In an Ontario courtroom, Jane testified she didn’t always fight back when she was allegedly brutally raped over a 15-hour period by her brother-in-law. Sometimes she screamed at the accused to stop, but other times she stayed quiet out of fear, she said.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 9 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Montreal grapples with privacy concerns as more Canadian police forces use facial recognition www.montrealcriminallaw.com

From shopping malls to smartphones to airports, facial recognition technology is becoming an increasingly common part of daily life.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 7 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Brawling in professional sports: A criminal-law perspective

Does a professional sports contract include a get-out-of-jail-free card for assault?

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 6 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

What’s wrong with America’s criminal justice system? 6 questions for an expert

With nearly 2.3 million prisoners behind bars, the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Rachel Barkow, who served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission from 2013 to 2019, examines how we got to this point and what can be done to help reform the country’s justice system.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 4 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Germany pursues justice for survivors of Yazidi genocide

“Germany must not be a safe haven for war criminals.” It is a sentence police inspector Klaus Zorn repeats several times with conviction. He and his team are determined to collect as much evidence as possible ready to be used for any future prosecutions.

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