national security law

Canadian Lawyer names Forcese and Roach 2016 Changemakers

Posted by irwinlaw on September 7, 2016 in authors, awards, and national security law.

Congratulations to Craig Forcese and Kent Roach, who have been named as two of the Top 25 Most Influential Changemakers of 2016 by Canadian Lawyer magazine! Here is what the magazine has to say about them:

"This duo more than anyone helped educate the Canadian public on the pitfalls and issues of the previous federal Conservative government’s proposed anti-terrorism laws. Forcese and Roach’s approach to influencing public policy development also changed the way academics contribute it. They ditched traditional models in order to engage in real time on bill C-51, launching a blog about it (antiterrorlaw.ca), publishing their work on the world’s largest open-access database — the Social Science Research Network — sending it to public policy-makers, writing op-eds, and appearing before parliamentary committees. Their book False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism, [was] published this fall."

Forcese and Roach on Bill C-22 in The Lawyers Weekly

Posted by irwinlaw on July 5, 2016 in authors and national security law.

Almost one year after the publication of False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism, authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach are weighing in on the government's proposed security review panel. They warn that review “is not a substitute for fixing bad and overbroad security laws.” Read what they have to say in The Lawyers Weekly.

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!

Announcing antiterrorlaw.ca

Posted by irwinlaw on February 4, 2015 in authors and national security law.

Irwin Law is proud to launch an exciting new project with authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach. Canada's Proposed Antiterrorism Act: An Assessment will be an ongoing archive of materials collected and prepared by Forcese and Roach in response to different aspects of Bill C-51. The project is ambitious in scope, seeking to crowdsource feedback, critiques, suggestions and observations from other lawyers and legal scholars. Join the discussion at antiterrorlaw.ca.

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.