Canadian Indigenous Over-Representation in Criminal Justice: Judicial and Aboriginal Legal Service

Seminar/Forum

Canadian Indigenous Over-Representation in Criminal Justice: Judicial and Aboriginal Legal Service

Director of Toronto Aboriginal Legal Service and award-winning author on Indigenous litigation, Mr Jonathan Rudin, with UTS discussant Professor Thalia Anthony will discuss Aboriginal initiatives for reducing over-incarceration in Canada and implications for Australia. Jonathan will focus on the reforms to the Criminal Code in Canada, cases flowing from those reforms and the introduction of Gladue Reports by the ALS to sentencing courts – which provide a strengths-based, historical and community-based account of the Aboriginal person’s background. Thalia will discuss some initiatives of this type by Aboriginal Legal Services in Australia. This talk is part of an Australian Research Council Linkage project with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, Five Bridges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Justice Group (Qld) and the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration.

Presenters

  • Mr Jonathan Rudin
    Mr Jonathan Rudin, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Professor Thalia Anthony
    Professor Thalia Anthony, University of Technology Sydney