criminal law

Authors weigh in on Omar Khadr debate

Posted by irwinlaw on July 26, 2017 in authors and criminal law.

Omar Khadr’s case has commanded the July news headlines, and our Irwin Law authors have weighed in on the outcome. For your reading pleasure, we’ve listed some clippings featuring their commentary below:

  1. What 3 legal minds say about the Omar Khadr settlement - featuring commentary from Lorne Sossin
  2. From Craig Forcese’s National Security Law Blog: A Once & Final Parsing of the Legal Context for the Khadr Settlement and Twelve Points about the Khadr Saga
  3. National Post: The Canadian government brought Omar Khadr home from Guantanamo Bay. Was that enough? Lorne Sossin weighs in
  4. Can the Speer family collect Khadr's settlement money? Stephen Pitel comments
  5. CBC's Metro Morning radio show: Lorne Sossin discusses what the law teaches us about the Khadr settlement
  6. The Globe and Mail: Stephen Pitel discusses legal battle and payout to Omar Khadr
  7. The Globe and Mail: Co-author of International and Transnational Criminal Law (2/e) Rob Currie comments on the Khadr settlement

Tweet and win Lawyer's Guide to the Forensic Sciences!

Posted by irwinlaw on October 21, 2016 in criminal law, events, and evidence.

Irwin Law will be launching The Lawyer’s Guide to the Forensic Sciences at the 44th annual Criminal Lawyers’ Association conference in Toronto this weekend. To celebrate, we're sharing some fun Forensics Facts on Twitter throughout the week. We're also giving away a free copy of this comprehensive and important new resource!
Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow us on Twitter
  2. Retweet our #forensicsfact tweets
  3. Tag a friend or colleague on our #forensicsfact tweets

Each follow, retweet, or tag counts as an entry. We’ll randomly select a winner at 4 pm EST on Friday, October 28. The winner will be announced and contacted via Twitter. Happy tweeting!

Update: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to @_RickFrank and thanks for playing, everyone!

Two awards for Craig Forcese and Kent Roach

Posted by irwinlaw on May 30, 2016 in authors, awards, criminal law, and national security law.

We are thrilled to announce that False Security authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach have been recognized with two prestigious awards in the past week!

Forcese and Roach are the 2016 recipients of the BC Civil Liberties Association's Reg Robson Award, which honours a community member who has demonstrated a substantial and long-lasting contribution to the cause of civil liberties in B.C. and Canada. The BCCLA writes: "These two individuals have been critical to mounting a resistance to the infringement of civil liberties in the name of national security. The astounding turn in public support for bill C-51 was due to a public education effort that was virtually all premised on their real-time legal analysis. They have exemplified what it means to be engaged public intellectuals, and the civil liberties community owes them a great debt." They received a standing ovation at an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 26.

We are also delighted that False Security was awarded the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize at an awards ceremony in Calgary on Saturday, May 28. The CLSA Book Prize is awarded annually for the best book on law and society published in the previous year in English or in French. Irwin Law's President and Publisher, Jeffrey Miller, was at the ceremony to accept the award on behalf of the authors.

Well done, Craig and Kent!

Questions and Answers from Irwin Law’s Experts After the Ottawa Shootings

Posted by irwinlaw on October 24, 2014 in authors, criminal law, and national security law.

After the shootings in Ottawa’s downtown core, Craig Forcese, uOttawa and author of National Security Law, and Kent Roach, University of Toronto, and author of Criminal Law, responded to questions posed by Irwin Law on terrorism law issues.

Canadian Forensic Psychiatry Review Course: registration now open

Posted by irwinlaw on June 12, 2014 in criminal law, events, and mental health.

Irwin Law is proud to be a co-sponsor of the second annual Canadian Forensic Psychiatry Review Course, an intensive program designed to review core areas of criminal and civil forensic psychiatry, as well as assist forensic psychiatric trainees and practitioners in preparing for the Royal College Sub-Speciality designation in Forensic Psychiatry.