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CJ: Upcoming conference "Accessing Justice"

Fri. Apr. 6, 2018

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Justice Studies (CIJS) and the Department of Criminal Justice present:

"Accessing Justice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Access, Justice, Law and Order"

The Conference will take place May 9-11, 2018 at the University of Winnipeg. Join us for presentations, featured speakers and roundtables addressing all aspects of access and justice. Sessions include: access to justice and the legal field; access to information; access to justice, language, and accessibility; access to justice, borders, and mass human migration; access to justice and decolonization; access to justice in urban and inner-city contexts; and accessing justice in social media & popular culture.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kevin Walby by phone at 204-786-9105 or e-mail at k.walby@uwinnipeg.ca.

The Conference is open and free to all.


Patricia M. Barkaskas (University of British Columbia, Instructor & Academic Director, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic, Peter A. Allard School of Law): “Indigenous Peoples and Canada’s Injustice System”

Janet Mosher (York University, Osgoode Hall Law School): “Women Without Status: Navigating the Complicated and Hostile Terrain of Accessing Justice”

Rebecca L. Sandefur (University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Department of Sociology and College of Law): “Civil Justice at the Crossroads”

Liat Ben-Moshe (University of Toledo, Disability Studies): “Abolition via Litigation: Between Accessing Rights and Carceral Expansion”

Sabreena Delhon (The Action Group on Access to Justice, Law Society of Ontario): “Reflections on Engagement and The Action Group on Access to Justice”

Josh Paterson (Executive Director, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association): “Access to Justice for Migrants and Refugees in relation to the Immigration Refugee System”

Colleen Suche (Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench): “How did Access to Justice become a Thing in Canada?”

Graham Sharp (University of Saskatchewan, College of Law): “Access to Justice and the Rule of Law”

And a screening of the film The Prison in Twelve Landscapes by Brett Story (Ryerson University, School of Image Arts)