Freedom of expression / Liberté d’expression

Protestors kettled by the Toronto Police during the G20 Summit in Toronto on June 26, 2010

Bahamas Government Balks at IACHR Communication

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in a November 4th communication to the Bahamas government granted protective measures in respect of five Bahamians associated with the Save the Bays environmental lobby group. After local…


Protestors kettled by the Toronto Police during the G20 Summit in Toronto on June 26, 2010

Supreme Court Dismisses Police’s Appeal in G20 Case, Gives Class Action Clearance to Move Ahead with Lawsuits

In a decision handed down on November 10 the Supreme Court of Canada, in the case of Toronto Police Services Board v. Good,  dismissed the appeal by the Toronto Police Services Board from a lower court decision. The…



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Philippines: qui arrêtera Duterte?

Dans un communiqué daté du 18 août 2016, des experts de l’ONU condamnent la guerre sanglante contre la drogue qui fait rage aux Philippines depuis l’arrivée au pouvoir du président Rodrigo Duterte en mai dernier. Selon eux, la réponse…


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A Trump Presidency’s Cost to the Courts

Tuesday’s historic elections results have Americans reeling. Many are having to consider the unthinkable: Will the wall actually be built? Is climate change a forgotten imminent threat? What is the future of gun control? Do I still have…



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Morasse v Nadeau-Dubois: The Supreme Court Re-affirms that Injunctive Relief is an Exceptional Punishment

In a 6:3 ruling, the Supreme Court has upheld the Québec Court of Appeal’s ruling, acquitting CLASSE spokesperson, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, of the contempt charge brought against him. Student and private citizen, Jean-François Morasse, brought the…



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Requête irrecevable d’un parti étiqueté néo-nazi: une décision de la Cour européenne plus qu’attendue

Ce 27 octobre, la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme (ci-après « CEDH ») rendait sans surprise une décision d’irrecevabilité à la requête déposée par le Parti  national-démocratique de l’Allemagne (Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands, ci-après « NPD ») contre le…