Category: Defences

Collateral Attacks: R v Bird Limits Collateral Attacks against Long Term Supervision Orders for Offenders

Introduction When an individual is placed on a Long Term Supervision Order (“LTSO”) as a result of a criminal proceeding, they are required to follow conditions set by the Parole...

R v Barton: Do “Rape Shield” Laws Apply in First Degree Murder Cases?

Author’s Note:  This article and the linked case discuss sexual violence and violence against women that may be upsetting to readers.   Introduction Myths and stereotypes about consent, women’s sexuality, and...