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Ontario’s Community Treatment Order Regime: A Look at its Potential Adverse Consequences

By Alicia Maiuri, J.D. 2015, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law While the protection of the public safety is a legitimate and often cited reason to enact or amend legislation, concern should also be had to the potential adverse impacts that touting a public safety agenda to support the introduction of a CTO regime could have on persons with severe mental disorders. Elizabeth Witmer, … Read More Ontario’s Community Treatment Order Regime: A Look at its Potential Adverse Consequences

Suspects With Disabilities: ADA Title II, Arrests, and Reasonable Accommodations

By Keith Hiatt, PhD Candidate, Berkeley Law On Thursday, January 22, 2015, at approximately 6:30 PM, a seventeen-year-old woman walked into a police station in Longview, Texas. By 7:00 PM, she was dead, shot multiple times by police officers. The young woman had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. We don’t know why she walked into the police station, or why she asked to speak … Read More Suspects With Disabilities: ADA Title II, Arrests, and Reasonable Accommodations

Symposium: Exploring Law, Disability and the Challenge of Equality in Canada and the United States

Symposium: Exploring Law, Disability and the Challenge of Equality in Canada and the United States Click here to Watch Symposium Video Click here to Read Symposium Papers Berkeley Law, December 5, 2014 Summary by Chandima Karunanayaka (JD/MSW Candidate 2016) & Stephanie Skinner (MSW/JD Candidate 2015) Disability Legal Studies Fellows 2014-2015, Windsor Law, Canada Introduction The much-anticipated conference, Exploring Law, Disability and the Challenge of … Read More Symposium: Exploring Law, Disability and the Challenge of Equality in Canada and the United States

Stott v Thomas Cook Tour Operators: Human Rights Left without a Remedy?

By Laverne Jacobs (Associate Professor, Windsor Law) and Chandima Karunanayaka (JD/MSW Candidate ’16) Mr. Stott was a passenger with a mobility limitation. He was a permanent wheelchair user and paralyzed from the shoulders down. In 2008, he and his wife booked a return flight through Thomas Cook Tour Operators.  Due to his physical condition, Mr. Stott requested at the time of booking that his … Read More Stott v Thomas Cook Tour Operators: Human Rights Left without a Remedy?