Criminal justice / justice criminelle




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SCC: Section 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act relating to human smuggling and trafficking is unconstitutionally overbroad and must be read down

On November 27, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada found that s. 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which criminalizes human smuggling and trafficking, was unconstitutionally overbroad insofar as it permitted prosecution for humanitarian…


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Duty to Investigate Political Killing Case Brought in IACHR against Honduras

Ángel Pacheco León was killed when campaigning for a seat in the National Congress of Honduras in 2001. His family, in collaboration with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, has recently filed a claim with…



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IACHR Issues Report on the Impact of Access to Information on Cases of Violence Against Women

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights published a report last March on Access to Information, Violence Against Women, and the Administration of Justice in the Americas. The report outlines relevant standards of rights of access…




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#BlackLivesMatter Movement Faces Governmental Surveillance

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Roseblum confirmed on November 10th, 2015 allegations that a Department of Justice investigator in Oregon targeted Black Lives Matter movement supporters in investigating potential police threats on social media. In a…