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Australia’s Policy on Refugees and Asylum-Seekers “fits the definition of torture”

*Author’s note: all quotations are taken from this report by Amnesty International, unless otherwise noted. Australia’s current policy on refugee and asylum-seekers is that “no person who arrives in the country by boat seeking asylum…




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Supreme Court Finds that Police “Drug Recognition Expert” Evidence Does Not Require a Voir Dire Hearing

Background Bingley, the appellant, was observed driving erratically by police. He was apprehended by a police officer who suspected that he was impaired and conducted a roadside screening device test, which Bingley passed. The officer…


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#TalkJustice 2.0

A Nova Scotian community engagement project is asking residents to share their stories about their interactions with the legal system. From fighting parking tickets and criminal charges to hiring a lawyer and preparing a will, the…