Beginning with the history of alcohol and tobacco regulation, this conversation explores some big questions about how and why psychoactive substances are used and controlled in Canadian society.
#MeToo and the Presumption of Innocence: how can we believe victims and protect the legal rights of accused at the same time?
This conversation was born from a question: does assuming that the accused is innocent mean assuming that accusers are liars?
Innocent until proven guilty. This is the foundational presumption of our justice system. This is the normative, intentional bias we have structurally embedded in our conception of justice to protect the wrongly accused. It is central to our legal definition of human rights itself. But presumed innocence has a inherent side effect. It structurally imposes …
How do the courts decide when one person’s human rights seem to violate or compete another person’s human rights?
Does the right to die diminish the value of life?