Sharp Borders: Technology, Pushbacks, and Interdisciplinary Investigation

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As borders sharpen all around the world, new technologies are making various human rights abuses possible. Join our interdisciplinary panel of journalists and civil society to discuss the growing practice of pushbacks at European borders, facilitated by increased surveillance and a lack of accountability. Our panel includes audio journalist Lydia Emmanouilidou, investigative reporter Giorgos Christides, […]

Privacy and the Open Court Principle in Federal Court Refugee Judicial Reviews

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Commitment to the open court principle is coming under pressure from those who point to concerns about the privacy of litigants. Due to technological developments, court materials are easier to access than ever. Researchers, journalists, legal publishers, government agencies, tech start-ups and others are attempting leverage these materials to pursue projects with wide ranging potential […]

Machine Learning Projects to Assist Refugees: GeoMatch & SWOT

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This joint CRS/RLL seminar will explore ways that machine learning technologies can be used in partnership with university-based researchers in projects that aim to assist refugees. We will explore two such projects: GeoMatch, a project based a the Immigration Policy Lab that leverages machine learning to help connect refugees in need of resettlement with communities where […]

Online Seminar: Pile of Law: Learning Responsible Data Filtering from the Law and a 256GB Open-Source Legal Dataset (Peter Henderson)

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Speaker: Peter Henderson is a joint JD-PhD (Computer Science) candidate at Stanford University and Stanford Law School. He is also an OpenPhilanthropy AI Fellow, Graduate Student Fellow at the Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab, and Technical Advisor at the Institute for Security + Technology. Discussant: Simon Wallace is a PhD student at Osgoode Hall Law […]

Online Seminar: Primary Law as Legal Data (Sarah Sutherland)

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Speaker: Sarah Sutherland is the President and CEO at the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII). Previously she worked as the manager of library services for a national law firm, worked for provincial and federal governments, and a law society library. She is interested in developing a community vision on how to use legal information and […]

Online Seminar: Judging Readability: A Study of Opinions Written by Apex Court Judges from Australia, Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Mike Madden)

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Speaker: Mike Madden is a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, and a graduate student member of the university’s Centre for Law, Technology and Society. Discussant: Jon Khan is a PhD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Abstract: Lots of judicial opinions are difficult to read, but to varying […]

Joint CRS/RLL Seminar: Deporting Refugees: Hidden Injustice in Canada

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Kathryn Tomko Dennler, Research Affiliate with the Centre for Refugee Studies and with the Refugee Law Lab at York University Brianna Garneau, PhD candidate in Socio-legal Studies and affiliated with the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University Abstract: Deportation laws, policies, and procedures impact the human rights of people who fear persecution. However, there is […]