Queen’s U: Media Advisory – Criminal law scholars analyze Stanley trial in expert panel
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
KINGSTON – Queen’s Law faculty have organized a panel discussion that will critically examine the trial and acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the killing of Colten Boushie, as well as the Crown’s decision not to appeal the case. The panel discussion is will reflect on the implications of the case for criminal justice in Canada.
“This case has generated a great deal of controversy and heated debate,” said Bill Flanagan, Queen’s Dean of Law. “I have met with Indigenous law students who have expressed their deep concerns to me about the case and the challenging questions it raises for many about criminal justice in Canada, and our society’s larger commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.”
The panel will feature criminal law professors Don Stuart and Noah Weisbord in conversation with Stephen Ford, a Mohawk criminal and constitutional lawyer from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Professor Lisa Kelly, also an expert in criminal law, will moderate the discussion and Q & A.
The panel is taking place Wednesday, March 28 at 11:30 am in Dunning Hall. The panel will also be live streamed on Facebook (facebook.com/queensulaw).
Media wishing to attend are asked to contact Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or [email protected]