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BenchPress – Vol 41-5

Get Going Minister! Morteza Momenzadeh Tameh was a member of a resistance group with links to terrorist groups  in Iran in the 1980s.  He was imprisoned by the Iranian government from 1982 to 1987.  After his release he fled to Canada and requested permanent residency in 1994, after being found to be a UN Convention […]

Authors:

Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

Whatever Happened to … Scandalous Criminal Allegations: the Miazga Case

Introduction Miazga v. Kvello Estate is a tragic, yet fascinating, case which reminds us of the devastating power of criminal prosecution to ruin innocent lives and the near impossibility to hold Crown prosecutors legally accountable when that happens [(2009) 3 SCR 339, 2009 SCC 51 http://canlii.ca/t/26g27]. Facts In 1989, Michael, Michelle and Kathleen Ross (aged […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal and Aleksandar Gvozdenovic
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta. Aleksandar Gvozdenovic is a graduate of the Haskayne School of Business.
 

The Crime of Counseling Criminal Offences

…  some may argue that the publication of Shakespeare’s Henry VI, with its famous phrase “let’s kill all the lawyers”, should be subject to state scrutiny! – R. v. Hamilton, 2005 SCC 47 Introduction A few years ago, a University of Calgary professor suggested on national television that someone should kill Julian Assange, the founder […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Nicole Romanow
Nicole Romanow is an MBA student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary (2014).
 

Corporal Punishment and Domestic Violence: The Case for “Anti-Spanking” Legislation

Recall conversations among parents deliberating the joys and perils of raising children – does the following sound familiar? “I wouldn’t normally spank my kid, but if he crosses the road without looking, you bet I’m gonna make my point! That’ll be the last time he does that.” While spanking is reportedly becoming an a gauche […]

Authors:

Lana Wells
Lana Wells
Lana Wells is the Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary.
 

Alina Tanasescu Turner
Alina Tanasescu Turner is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary (2013).
 

Cyberbullying or Criminal Conduct?

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, texting or similar means of communicating over the Internet have given new challenges to teachers, parents and most of all, youth. We tell youth to be cautious, to use their common sense, to not talk to strangers and to keep their personal information private. And yet these precautions, even when followed, do […]

Authors:

Melissa Luhtanen J.D.
Melissa Luhtanen J.D., is a lawyer and human rights educator at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 


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