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Kent Roach

Kent Roach is a professor of law and the Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and of Yale University, and a former law clerk to Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada. Professor Roach has been editor-in-chief of the Criminal Law Quarterly since 1998. In 2002, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and in 2013 he was one of four academics awarded a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellowship. He is the author of twelve books, including Constitutional Remedies in Canada (winner of the Walter Owen Prize); Due Process and Victims’ Rights (shortlisted for the Donner Prize); The Supreme Court on Trial (shortlisted for the Donner Prize); Brian Dickson: A Judge’s Journey (winner of the Dafoe Prize; co-authored with Robert J. Sharpe); and The 9/11 Effect: Comparative Counter-Terrorism (winner of the David Mundell Medal). He is the co-editor of several collections of essays and published casebooks, including most recently Comparative Counter-Terrorism Law, which arose from his role as General Reporter on Counter-Terrorism Law for the XIX International Congress on Comparative Law held in 2014. With Justice Robert Sharpe, he is the co-author of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms volume in Irwin Law’s Essentials of Canadian Law series. False Security: The Radicalization of Canada’s Terror Law, co-authored with Craig Forcese, was published by Irwin Law in 2015. He has also written over 200 articles and chapters published in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as in Canada. Professor Roach has served as research director for the Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario (the Goudge Inquiry) and for the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182. In both capacities, he edited multiple volumes of research studies. He served on the research advisory committee for the inquiry into the rendition of Maher Arar and the Ipperwash Inquiry into the killing of Dudley George. He was a special advisor to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Residential Schools. Professor Roach has represented Aboriginal and civil liberties groups in many interventions before the courts, including Gladue, Wells, Ipeelee, and Anderson on sentencing Aboriginal offenders; Latimer on mandatory minimum sentences; Stillman, Dunedin Construction, Downtown East Side Sex Workers, and Ward on Charter remedies; Golden on strip searches; Khawaja on the definition of terrorism; and Corbiere and Sauvé on voting rights. He is the faculty lead for the Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights.

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Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice

Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice

The Gerald Stanley and Colten Boushie Case
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foreword by John Borrows
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Criminal Law

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Criminal Law 5/e

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Criminal Law, 6/e

Criminal Law, 6/e

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Criminal Law, 7/e

Criminal Law, 7/e

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Due Process and Victims' Rights

Due Process and Victims' Rights

The New Law and Politics of Criminal Justice
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False Security

False Security

The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-Terrorism
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Forensic Investigations and Miscarriages of Justice

Forensic Investigations and Miscarriages of Justice

The Rhetoric Meets The Reality
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September 11

September 11

Consequences for Canada
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September 11'

September 11'

Consequences for Canada
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The Supreme Court on Trial

The Supreme Court on Trial

Judicial Activism or Democratic Dialogue
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Access to Care, Access to Justice

Access to Care, Access to Justice

The Legal Debate Over Private Health Insurance in Canada
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The Security of Freedom

The Security of Freedom

Essays on Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill
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