Category Archives: Sexual Assault

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 Mar 8 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

#MeToo: Rape myths continue to prevent justice for sexual assault survivors

A new Canadian law intended to empower sexual assault complainants in the #MeToo era looks good on paper, but is not likely to remove major obstacles for women seeking justice.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Jan 24 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Idea for special sexual assault court gains steam in Quebec in wake of #MeToo

Much as it did in the U.S., the #MeToo movement in Quebec resulted in sexual assault allegations against some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 19 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Why are we addicted to belittling the experiences of survivors?

It is highly likely that while you are reading this article, a survivor of sexual assault is living through the following scenario or something similar:

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 24 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Opinion: Let’s not whitewash racism in the justice system

The Supreme Court of Canada recently heard the most important case in a generation regarding the Canadian legal system’s response to murdered and missing Indigenous women.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News, Oct 4, 2018 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

I Was a Sex-Crimes Prosecutor. Here’s Why ‘He Said, She Said’ Is a Myth

Americans have been told a dangerous myth. It is an old but enduring one, which gives its beneficiaries unwarranted power — and in many instances, is demonstrably false. The myth is that allegations of rape and sexual assault are often simply a matter of “he said, she said”; that when a woman accuses a man of a sexual assault and the man denies it, there is no way to discern the truth and the justice system is impotent. But so-called “he said, she said” cases can almost always reveal much more — if they are properly investigated.

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

Canadian Judges Can Now Take Steps To Better Understand Sexual Assault

OTTAWA — The Canadian Judicial Council has launched a new website showcasing the training courses it is offering to federally appointed judges — including seminars to help judges handle sexual assault cases.

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

Defence bar and women’s groups set to clash as SCC re-examines sexual assault and consent

Women’s groups and the defence bar are preparing to butt heads at the Supreme Court of Canada after the top court announced on International Women’s Day that it will hear a defence appeal from an important judgment on the law of sexual assault and consent.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 26 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

We need to explore alternatives to criminal trial in sexual assault cases and find approaches that consider the victim’s point of view.

It is clear that Canada’s criminal justice system is ill-equipped to deal with cases of sexual assault. Most victims do not go the legal route, and those who do describe the experience as traumatic.

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

Ontario limits criminal prosecutions of HIV-positive people for non-disclosure

OTTAWA — Ontario will no longer criminally prosecute HIV-positive people who don’t disclose their status to sexual partners if there is no realistic possibility of transmission, the province announced on Friday as it marked World AIDS Day.

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