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Canada Should Learn From the Mistakes in US University Tribunals

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Sunday October 18, 2020.

If there was ever an area in which Canada should follow the lead of the US it is on the issue of restoring due process to university sexual assault investigations.. Over the past few years, due process in university tribunals has been degraded in both countries. Many well-meaning efforts to improve outcomes for the victims of such crimes have resulted in the erosion of the rights of the accused. So...
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Anonymous Accusations Violate the Rights of an Accused

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Sunday October 18, 2020.

While social media and other online forums have expanded the ways we can communicate with others the same technology also has a dark side. The possibility for anonymity on the internet has allowed many to abuse this power by making anonymous accusations against named individuals while denying the accused an ability to defend themselves. A popular form of mass sexual assault allegations called  “shitlists” - often targetting specific industries or...
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