Canadian Military Law -- Part II
Bibliography S to Z /
Droit militaire canadien -- Partie II
Bibliographie S à Z
sites on Canadian military law
Part II -- Bibliography: A-B--C-D--E-G--H-L--M-R--S-Z
I -- Canadian Military Law --
Inquiry & Government Reaction
- 1995-1997: Somalia Inquiry
- Departmental Reaction to Somalia Inquiry
- Special Advisory Group on Military Justice and Military Police Investigation Services
January 1997 to July 1997
- The Special Senate Committee on the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Somalia (April 1997)
- The SReport to the Prime Minister on the Leadership and Management of the Canadian Forces (March 1997)
- Minister's Monitoring Committee on Change in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces (October 1997 to 1999)
- Bill C-25--An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(Royal Assent, 10 December 1998)
- 2003 -- Five Year Review of Bill C-25
- 2011 -- Second Five Year Review of Bill C-25
Bills 1999-2012 on National Defence Act
Affairs -- Sexual Misconduct
Martial Comprehensive Review 2016-2017
& DND Web Sites
Regulations and Orders
- Superseded Legislation
Sites of Interest
Bibliography S to
Bibliographie S à Z
Couverture du livre/Book cover Video, interview avec Omar Sabry, ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/politique/2016/06/15/001-police-militaire-forces-armees-canadiennes-lettre-anonyme-detenus-afghans.shtml, visité 17 juin 2016
SABRY, Omar, Torture of Afghan Detainees: Canada Alledged
Complicity and the Need fo a Public Inquiry, published by
CCPA (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) and Rideau
Institute, September 2015, 95 p.; available at http://www.rideauinstitute.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Afghan-Detainees-002.pdf
(accessed 24 September 2015);
https://ca.linkedin.com/in/anthony-saez-0ab4aa58, accessed 17
SAEZ, Anthony, Executive Director and Chief Pensions Advocate,
Bureau of Pension Advocates, Department of Veterans Affairs,
testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on
- 16 June 2016, Evidence, available at http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=8377546&File=0 (accessed 17 September 2016);
- 22 October 2016, Evidence,
available at http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=5773149&File=0
(accessed 17 September 2016);
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SAGUIL, Paul, ."LGBTQ rights in the Canadian Military, conflict zones, and in refugee claims", title noted at http://www.cba.org/Sections/Military-Law/Articles (accessed 29 August 2016);
SAIDERMAN, Stephen M., Adapting in the Dust: Lessons Learned
from Canada's War in Afghanistan, University of Toronto
Press, 2016, 184 p., ISBN 9781442614734 (paper) and 9781442646957
Building on interviews with military officers, civilian officials, and politicians, Saideman shows how key actors in Canada’s political system, including the prime minister,
the political parties, and parliament, responded to the demands of a costly and controversial mission. Some adapted well; others adapted poorly or – worse yet – in ways that
protected careers but harmed the mission itself.
Adapting in the Dust is a vital evaluation of how well Canada’s institutions, parties, and policy makers responded to the need to oversee and sustain a military intervention overseas,
and an important guide to what will have to change in order to do better next time. [source: http://www.utppublishing.com/Adapting-in-the-Dust-Lessons-Learned-from-Canada-s-War-in-Afghanistan.html,
accessed 17 January 2016]
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Alone in Kandahar? Canada in Comparative Perspective
Chapter 3: Considering the Kandahar Conundrum
Chapter 4: The Power of Minority Government: Manipulating the Confused and Those Who Cannot Coalesce
Chapter 5: The Problematic Parliament: Detainees, Information Asymmetries, and a Misplaced Focus
Chapter 6: Whole of Government or Holes in Government?
Chapter 7: The Canadian Forces: Winners?
Chapter 8: Where Are the Canadians? The Public and the Media
Chapter 9: Learning Lessons and Drawing Conclusions
[source: http://www.utppublishing.com/Adapting-in-the-Dust-Lessons-Learned-from-Canada-s-War-in-Afghanistan.html, accessed 17 January 2016]
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___________"The Canadian Forces have a dangerous habit of denial", The Globe and Mail, 15 January 2013, available at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/the-canadian-forces-have-a-dangerous-habit-of-denial/article7353925/ (accessed 5 June 2015);
___________Note on the research being done by Mr. Stephen Saiderman, Carleton Newsroom, 14 September 2015, available at http://newsroom.carleton.ca/2015/09/14/carleton-research-on-refugees-the-military-residential-schools-gets-boost/ (accessed 16 January 2016);
Stephen Saideman, associate professor and Paterson Chair in International Affairs, received more than $250,000 from the SSHRC Insight Program.
Saideman will research the role of legislatures in the democratic control of militaries around the world and investigate how access to classified
information affects the quality of oversight.
___________Web Site of Mr. Stephen Saiderman at http://stevesaideman.com/ (accessed 17 January 2016);
___________"When is an Organization's Culture broken?", Global Military Justice Reform web site, blog, 1 June 2014, available at http://saideman.blogspot.ca/2014/06/when-is-organizations-culture-broken.html (accessed on 16 January 2016);
Last week, the Canadian Chief of Defence Staff Tom Lawson insisted that the sexual assaults by and against members of the Canadian Forces are not part of the CF's culture.
This raises many questions. Perhaps the military is just reflective of the society at large, but the statement seemed to ring hollow in part because the military did not have
a good grasp of the problem itself. One might think that having a Colonel/base commander who engaged in multiple assaults and murder might have been a wakeup
call. It is always easy to suggest that the crimes of one person are just that.
However, when the most senior legal official within the Canadian Forces does not seem to follow the rules, not sending reports to the Minister of Defence, then
perhaps the culture is broken. Major General Blaise Cathcart, the Judge Advocate General, apparently has not been meeting the requirements to file reports to
the defence minister for three years running. Given that most senior officers only serve in a particular job for about three years max, this means that the JAG
has been shirking a key part of his job for most, if not all, of his time in office. And this is the guy whose job it is at the top of the military justice system! If anyone
should be following the rules, it is this guy. And if this guy is not following the rules, think about what this means for the culture.
What is a culture? A system of shared understandings of what is appropriate behavior, of conventions, values, and such. Well, having the JAG violate the rules,
especially rules for reporting to the civilians--the Defence Minister and ultimately Parliament and the public--then that speaks quite loudly. And it is not just this
guy being an exception. Two colonels--one heading military prosecutions and the other heading defence council services--also are not filing their annual reports.
Not since 2010! I guess it is ok since the violations are on both sides--prosecution and defence?
The JAG's excuse:
"So with the resources and the priorities that I have at my disposal, I made those decisions and I made them knowing full well the gravity of those decisions," he said.
In other words, too busy to follow the rules. I wonder if he would ever accept that excuse from a private, a non-commissioned officer, or a junior officer.
"Sir, I didn't do what you ordered me to do because I had a bunch of stuff to do, and I felt your orders to me were not as important."
"The most senior legal official in the military is now flagrantly in breach of the National Defence Act, that’s very troubling. I'm stunned.”Indeed, but I am sure there is nothing wrong with the CF's culture. I mean, it is just a few senior officers for several years running....
My next project is on the role of legislatures in monitoring militaries. It turns out that we will need to focus on this part of the process--do the senior military
officers file the reports that are required of them? Seemed like a non-issue, but I guess not.
SAIDERMAN, Stephen M. (from Carleton University), David P. Auerswald (from the National War College, Washington), NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone, Princeton University Press, 2014 (hardcover), 280 p., ISBN: 9780691170879, 2016 (paperback edition), ISBN: 9780691159386; eBook: ISBN: 9781400848676;
In 1993, Canada was a participant in the United Nations mission in Somalia,
and the Canadian Airborne Regiment found itself dealing with Somalis trying
to steal supplies. On March 16, members of the regiment captured Shidane Abu-
kar Arone and beat him to death. Once the news got out, it became a significant
controversy back in Canada. Not only were a group of soldiers court martialed,
but consecutive chiefs of defense staff (John de Chastelain and Jean Boyle) were
compelled to resign. The Airborne Regiment was disbanded. The official inquiry
into the incident came to very blunt conclusions. According to the official inquiry
report, “Somalia represents the nadir of the fortunes of the Canadian Forces. There
seems to be little room to slide lower.”22 This incident is tied to a “decade of
darkness” during which the Canadian Forces absorbed severe budget cuts and a
sharp decline in morale and public confidence. 23 It also meant that years later the
Canadian media, politicians, and military paid a great deal of attention to how
detainees were treated by the Canadians and the Afghan authorities in Kandahar.
This reaction is quite distinct from the American response to the revelations
[p. 10, available at http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s10149.pdf, accessed 17 January 2016]
Table of Contents:
List of Illustrations ix
Chapter 1 NATO at War: In Afghanistan and at Home? 1
Chapter 2 NATO and the Primacy of National Decisions in Multilateral Interventions 31
Chapter 3 Explaining National Behavior in Multilateral Interventions 63
Chapter 4 Presidents in Charge: The United States, France, and Poland 85
Chapter 5 Single-Party Parliamentary Governments: The British and Canadians 115
Chapter 6 Coalition Governments in Combat 141
Chapter 7 Does Membership Matter? Examining the Outsiders: Australia and New Zealand 177
Chapter 8 Extending the Argument: Libya and Operation United Protector 195
Chapter 9 Implications for Policy and Theory 217
Index 251 [available at: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10149.html, accessed 16 January 2016]
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de la poursuite
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mais discute de la justice militaire canadienne;
Autres pays, autres mœurs. Ainsi, dans une entrevue exclusive datée de Janvier 2016, le juge-avocat général des Forces armées britanniques de la justice
martiale du Royaume-Uni, Jeffrey Blackett, a déploré le manque d’indépendance et d’impartialité de l’appareil de justice des Forces armées canadiennes
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argued the retired brigadier general who spent 32 years in the Canadian Forces. Canadians should not be surprised to find convicted sex
offenders within the military, said Lt.-Col. Rod Lander, the deputy provost marshal for military police services. Lander said he does not
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Maj.-Gen. Blaise Cathcart
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I’m Lieutenant Navy Derek Schroeder from Ottawa, Ontario. I’m a Legal Officer serving as Deputy Judge Advocate at CFB Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I’m Captain Francesca Ferguson from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I’m a Legal Officer and I’m currently serving as Deputy Judge Advocate in Canadian
Forces Base Borden, Ontario.
FERGUSON: Legal Officers work in courtroom and administrative settings with all three environments of the Forces. We’re legal advisors to the
chain of command and experts in international and domestic law applicable to CF operations and military discipline.
SCHROEDER: When deployed overseas, Legal Officers take on responsibilities such as working with Canadian and allied forces, local officials
and international organizations such as the United Nations. We’re both military officers and lawyers who are field-ready experts in the law of armed
conflict and military justice.
It really is a unique legal practice. One day you could be deploying in support of a peacekeeping mission. On another you might be on Parliament
Hill supporting the Minister of National Defence on a bill progressing through Parliament.
FERGUSON: Legal officers deal with complex legal issues early in our careers. I am a new Captain in the branch, and I get the opportunity to write
legal opinions that go directly to the Chain of Command, who value my advice.
SCHROEDER: Many Legal Officers think of their international and domestic deployments as the highlight of their careers. Now that I’ve done my
legal and my military training, I’m really looking forward to the challenge and the excitement of taking part in one of the Forces’ international operations.
FERGUSON: Legal Officers must already have been admitted to a provincial Bar before joining the Forces, but there’s no requirement for prior military
experience of any kind.
SCHROEDER: After your enrolment, you’ll go through the same Basic Military Officer Qualification as every other officer in the Forces.
FERGUSON: Then, you’ll be under the umbrella of the Office of the JAG, the Judge Advocate General. During your first year, you’ll be employed as
a legal officer, but you’ll also spend a significant part of your time on military legal education and professional development.
There’s quite a steep learning curve. The fields of law we practice are quite specialized and are not typically taught in law school. New lawyers must
learn the basics of operational law, military justice and military administrative law. You’re also provided with ongoing learning opportunities, so you
can continuously strengthen your skills as you move up the ranks.
SCHROEDER: As a Legal Officer, you never stop learning – military criminal law, maritime law, national security law. There’s always a new challenge
and a new opportunity to grow.
FERGUSON: Most Legal Officers begin their career at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa where you’ll be working on a wide range of files with
a team that’s similar to a medium-sized civilian law firm.
SCHROEDER: Other Legal Officers are posted to Forces bases in Canada or in places like Germany, Belgium or the United States.
FERGUSON: As a base legal advisor, I face new challenges every day. The units come to me with questions that need to be resolved, and it is my job to
determine what the legal issues are, and how to respond effectively. Whether it’s related to discipline or questions of an administrative nature, my advice
can have a serious impact on a member’s career.
SCHROEDER: I became a lawyer because I wanted to serve my community - I wanted to help people. And there’s no question about it. As a Legal Officer,
I provide advice and influence decisions that can have a very significant impact on people’s lives.
FERGUSON: I get to say that it’s part of my job to go into a foreign country, often into a conflict zone, to address international legal issues. And I have
to admit - that’s pretty exciting.
SCHROEDER: If you have the ability and the desire to do something different, to serve Canada, to do something both deeply challenging and rewarding,
then becoming a Legal Officer in the Forces may just be the right move for you.
SCHULZ, Christian, Das kanadische und das deutsche Wehrrecht im Rechtsvergleich, [The Canadian and German military law in comparison], Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2009, 208 p., (series; Europäische Hochschulschriften. Reihe II, Rechtswissenschaft ; Bd. 4796; European University Studies; Series II; Law; vol. 4796), ISSN: 0531-7312; ISBN: 978-3-631-57302-0; Notes: "Zugl.: München, Univ der Bundeswehr, Diss., 2007"; bibliography at pp. 197-208; see The table of Contents at pp. 9-14;
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Hon. Jason Kenney (Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism)...
We therefore believe, pursuant to legal advice received from our own Judge Advocate General and the position taken by President
Obama's administration, that we have every legal prerogative to pursue the ISIL targets in eastern Syria, in part at the invitation of the
government of Iraq under article 51 of the United Nations Charter to give practical expression to the collective right of self-defence.
[House of Commons Debates (Hansard), 26 March 2015, p. 12358]
Mr. Craig Scott (Toronto --Danforth, NDP)...
The government wants to go in for reasons that have as much to do with electoral politics as they do with the actual need for Canada to be
involved in this way, especially by extending the mission to Syria.
We debated this question back in early October. At the time, the motion that was passed by the House included Syria. We knew that it did.
It was clear, and there was a condition set by the Prime Minister that Canada would not extend its active mission, particularly the bombing
part of it, without the consent of the government of Syria, namely Assad.
The U.S. had already put out its legal rationale for going into Syria a full two to three weeks before, on September 23, 2014. Surely any
competent Canadian government and its advisers would know what that rationale was by the time we had the debate in the House, yet the
only legal basis that the government put forward then for going into Syria was one of the consent of the Syrian government. No mention was
ever made of the U.S. rationale.
Was that because the government had legal advice from somewhere within the government that the U.S. rationale was dubious, or even not valid?
If so, how the government went about getting a legal opinion that it liked a lot better is a question that has to be asked.
Maybe there is a hint. Newspaper reports suggests that it was the Judge Advocate General, based in the Department of National Defence, who
gave that legal opinion.
It is one, of course, we are never going to see, because the current government will raise the bogus argument of solicitor-client privilege as the
reason we cannot see the legal opinion. However, the Judge Advocate General has no business giving legal opinions on ius ad bellum, the use of
military force as set out in general public international law. That is the role of the legal adviser to the Department of Foreign Affairs, who in every
other government and every other Westminster system would be the one giving the opinion.
The question is begged: did the legal adviser give an opinion back in September and October? Was it favourable to the government? If so, why
do we not know about it? If it was not favourable to the government, is that why the Department of National Defence has inserted itself and
overridden the Department of Foreign Affairs in its proper role of advising the government on the lawfulness of going to war?
These are questions we have to ask. I would remind members that we have asked them and will continue to ask them. We will want to see the
legal opinions. It is not for the sake of legality itself, but in order to know what the government sees as the basis for going in and to be able to hold
the government to account for the reasons given, under law. It is also in order to be critical, to scrutinize, and have others who are also experts say
“case made” or “case not made”.
The fact is that unless the government changes its ways, it is going to say, “Sorry, solicitor-client privilege”, which is so bogus. First of all, the
client is the government. Second, this is the ultimate public interest. There is nothing reasonably confidential in what the government hears about
whether it can go to war that cannot be shared, not just with Parliament but with Canadians as a whole.
Therefore, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs here in the House, I do ask him to make sure that any legal opinion that has been received by
the government is tabled, and tabled forthwith. [House of Commons Debates (Hansard), 26 March 2015, p. 12367]
___________"Moral and Legal Responsibility with Respect to
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Un ancien membre du régiment des Voltigeurs vient de déposer une demande d'autorisation afin d'intenter
un recours collectif contre les Forces armées canadiennes pour agression et harcèlement sexuel. Il s'agit
d'une première au Québec. Ailleurs au pays, d'anciens militaires de la Nouvelle-Écosse, de la Colombie-Britannique
et de l'Ontario ont entrepris la même démarche.
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The ammunition is for a little-known training and capacity building program run by the Canadian military in the West African nation of Niger
under the codename Operation Naberius, said Capt. Vincent Bouchard, a spokesman for Canadian Joint Operations Command Headquarters.
A handful of Canadian soldiers have since 2013 helped train the Niger Armed Forces in marksmanship, reconnaissance and other basic military
skills under the auspices of Operation Nebarius, the CBC News reported earlier this year.
The little-advertised operation is part of Canada’s Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building (CTCB) assistance program that “provides training, funding,
equipment, technical and legal assistance [emphasis added] to other states to enable them to prevent and respond to terrorist activity,” according to Global Affairs Canada.
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This dissertation offers an examination of conscientious objection in Canada during the First World War. Under the Military Service
Act (1917) exemption from combatant service was available to members of organized and well-recognized religious denominations with
clear proscriptions against military service. Conscientious objection in Canada, then, was provided for on corporate, rather
than individual grounds. This dissertation looks at the implications of conscientious objection being considered a privilege
accorded certain minority groups, rather than an individual right. It examines some of those who chose to object conscientiously,
their reasons for so doing, and their treatment by the Canadian government and military. It also discovers how the wider Canadian
public understood objection, the perceived differences between bona fide and illegitimate objectors, and thereasons why conscientious
objectors were not able to mount any organized resistance to conscription along the lines of the No-Conscription Fellowship in Britain.
It looks at the place of conscientious objection in the evolution of ideas about citizenship and obligation, and the degree to which
the experience of the First World War informed the experience of objection in the Second. This dissertation uses government documents,
newspapers, courts martial records, and church histories in order to examine who objected in the First World War, and how these
individuals corresponded to the mainstream stereotype of the Canadian conscientious objector. It contributes to ongoing discussions
surrounding Canadian peace history, religious freedom, the relationship betweenvoluntarism and obligation in civil society.
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Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo says in a documentary soon to be aired on TVO that Canadian officials are not immune to prosecution if there is
evidence that crimes were committed by handing over detainees to face torture.
When Toronto filmmaker Barry Stevens asked Moreno-Ocampo in his film, Prosecutor, if the ICC would pursue a country like Canada over its role
in Afghanistan, he replied:
“We’ll check if there are crimes and also we’ll check if a Canadian judge is doing a case or not . . . if they don’t, the court has to intervene. That’s the
rule, that’s the system, one standard for everyone.”
SHEPPARD, Jim, "Soldier's trial likely to test rights charter", Toronto Star, Mar 3, 1989, p. A28; supplementary information: first-degree murder in the death last June of 20-year-old Antoinette Charest; prosecutor Lt.-Col. Denis Couture; judge advocate: Pierre Boutet; pleaded guilty to manslaughter; Jacques Talbot of Montreal, a forensic scientist and psychiatrist, testified at a sentencing hearing and stated that Pépin suffered delusions;
Description: Cpl. Christian Pepin, 27, of the Royal 22nd Regiment - popularly known as the Van Doos - goes before a military
tribunal at Canadian Forces Base Lahr on Monday. Pepin's lawyer, Lt.-Col. Alain Menard, said in a telephone interview from
Lahr that he intends to challenge the validity of the proceedings on the grounds the military tribunal will not be the kind of
independent and impartial body required by the Charter. Menard said he also intends to argue that the military has no right to
stage the court-martial in West Germany because the offence was committed in Hungary.
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Title: Out of the Ruins: The Wire’s Baltimore - Congress 2011
Descriptive info: Jun 3, 2011.. Sarah Bernstein, Experience Congress 2011.. McMaster University PhD candidate Sarah Trimble’s paper, “Body-More, Murdaland: Geographies of Gender, Race, and Capital in HBO’s.. The Wire.. ,” reads the show’s Baltimore, Maryland as a space of becoming.. Trimble begins with a discussion of.. ’s second season, which opens with the discovery of thirteen Jane Does in a shipping container in the Baltimore harbor.. The port, in its last stages of physical and economic decay, becomes a site of convergence for space and flesh.. Jump cuts create visual proximities between the embodied vulnerability of trafficked female bodies and the death of work for white, working-class men.. As trafficked bodies, the Jane Does act as economic supplements to working-class labour, while representing, at the same time, the eclipse of the working-class labour sector.. The Jane Does also suggest a “feminization” of work – serving as a reminder that the labour market has shifted in favour of the service industry.. In this way, Trimble sees.. playing with the long (think Imperial) history of gendering ... For Trimble, who is interested in finding other ways to read apocalyptic narratives,.. ’s ruined Baltimore develops and rebuilds at the same time as it fissures to reveal the displaced, invisible bodies – the “collateral damage” (incidentally, also the title of the season’s fifteenth episode) of this economic development.. Survivalist readings of apocalyptic narratives amount to a “reconstituting [of] the family around a patriarchal model,” Trimble says.. Finding an alternative reading, she feels, is ethically important.. “I was interested in the suppressed alternative, what happens to women and children in the apocalyptic vision.. Trimble sees.. as exploring the “condition that we live in”: the ways in which city-dwellers inherit proximities and fields of possibility from the city’s “spaces that open and close.. Histories get materialized in our lives and bodies,” she says.. The city-space offers a “spectrum of futures.. The Wire’s.. apocalyptic Baltimore is not just a ruin out of which something can be built; it is a site of excavation where visions and memories themselves resonate.. Photo courtesy.. hirejoejohnson.. at Flickr..
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Office of the Judge Advocate General; retired in 1979;
___________The Doctrine of Hot Pursuit in International Law, Bruxelles : Société internationale de droit pénal militaire et de droit de la guerre, 1968, 110 p.; copy at Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Library, Ottawa; note:extrait de (1968) 7(1) Revue de droit pénal militaire et de droit de la guerre / Military law and law of war review 11-110;
___________biographical notes on Douglas Grant Sherlock:
Douglas Grant Sherlock, Commander RCN CD, age 84, died on January 28, 2013 of Alzheimer’s Disease. He attended University Hill School and then UBC, graduating in Arts and Law. In 1965, he received an Academic Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Kings College, London University. His dissertation on the Doctrine of Hot Pursuit is still pertinent today. After being admitted to the Bar, he joined the RCN as a Lieutenant and became a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Branch. He served with distinction in Korea, Tokyo, Cairo, London, Bonn, Lahr, Oakville, Halifax, Victoria as well as four postings in Ottawa. After his retirement in 1979, he utilized his carpentry skills not only at home but by building his motorsailer Camas on which he spent many happy days sailing the Gulf Islands waters. He was a member of the NOAC and the Brentwood Bay Power Squadron and volunteered as a driver for the Cancer Clinic. He was very proud of his UEL roots and of being a second generation Vancouver-born. (source: http://www.mccallbros.com/douglas-grant-sherlock/#comments, accessed on 11 January 2015; see also http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?n=Clive-Langley-Rippon&pid=105325241, accessed 13 February 2016);)
SHOREY, George, "Bystander Non-Intervention and the Somalia Incident", (Winter 2000-2001) Canadian Military Journal 19-28; available at http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo1/no4/doc/19-28-eng.pdf (accessed on 27 December 2011);
SHOREY, George, "La non-intervention des spectateurs et la crise somalienne" (Hiver 2000-2001) Revue militaire canadienne 19-28; disponible à http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo1/no4/doc/19-28-fra.pdf (vérifié le 27 décembre 2011);
___________“Disobedience of Professional Norms: Ethos, Responsibility Orientation and Somalia,” in C.L. Mantle, ed., The Unwilling and The Reluctant: Theoretical Perspectives on Disobedience in the Military, Kingston, Ontario: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2006, at p. 199;
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SIBBALD, Joanne, Military Humanitarian Civic Assistance Programs: Can the provision of care ever be wrong? An examination of the biomedical ethical challenges faced by military healthcare providers during deployed operations, A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Arts degree in Public Ethics Faculty of Philosophy Saint Paul University July 2016, Ottawa, 2016, ix, 102 leaves; available at https://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/bitstream/10393/35183/1/Sibbald_Joanne_2016_thesis.pdf (accessed 19 September 2016);
Military humanitarian civic assistance programs are short-duration medical missions during
which military healthcare providers provide medical treatment and assistance to a civilian
population. Created to provide medical care to populations in need, these programs have also
been utilized as a tool to support broader geopolitical and military aims. The inherent structure of
these programs can exacerbate or create situational vulnerabilities in the patient population.
Further, this structure may challenge the ability of military healthcare to adhere to the four
guiding principles of biomedical ethics: respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and
justice. In examining these programs through a bio medical ethical lens, it is believed that many
of the challenges present in these programs can be mitigated through enhancements to pre-
deployment training and education for healthcare providers in vulnerability and biomedical
ethics, greater partnerships with local healthcare providers, and a re-examination of program-
specific policies and doctrine within senior government and the military.
SIEBERT, Sara R., Capt., "The Law of Interrogation Guide: Table of Contents -- The Issue of Torture and Ill-Treatment", Office of the Judge Advocate General, Strategic Legal Paper Series Issue 1, OPI: DSLA, A-LG-007-SLA/AF-001, Issued on Authority of the Chief of the Defence Staff, 2008-06-04; available at http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-military-law-strategic-legal-paper/law-interrogations-guide.page? (accessed on 4 January 2014); also available at http://www.forces.gc.ca/assets/FORCES_Internet/docs/en/jag/strategic-legal-paper-1-law-interrogations.pdf (accessed 2 September 2015);
This paper discusses the law applicable to Canadian Forces intelligence gathering interrogations activities that take place in the context of international operations. The objective is to provide a broad overview of the law of interrogation by considering interrogation methods and techniques and exploring what is meant by torture and illtreatment in this context. In situations of armed conflict, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is applicable as lex specialis and human rights law as lex generalis. This paper considers the minimum level of protection to which detainees are entitled under the provisions of IHL and the standards of treatment that define the acceptable legal boundaries relevant to interrogations. In so doing, the analysis also considers other areas and sources of law to better understand and interpret the applicable legal obligations. Finally, specific methods and techniques aimed at persuading a detainee to cooperate are examined.
SIEBERT, Sara R. (Sara Rosemarie), Capt., "Le guide du droit régissant les interrogatoires: Table des matières -- Les points sur la torture et les mauvais traitements", Bureau du Juge-avocat général, Série de documents juridiques stratégiques du cabinet du juge-avocat général -- Fascicule 1, A-LG-007-SLA/AF-001, Publication autorisée par le Chef d'état-major de la Défense, BPR : JAG-DAJS, 2008-06-04, disponible à http://www.forces.gc.ca/fr/a-propos-rapports-pubs-droit-militaire-document-juridique/droit-interrogatoires-guide.page? (vérifié le 4 janvier 2013); "Publié dans le cadre de la Bibliothèque numérique canadienne, la Collection des documents électroniques canadiens et de la Collection des politiques officielles du Canada; see also for reference: http://uottawa-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?tabs=detailsTab&ct=display&fn=search&doc=UOTTAWA_IIIb5373922&indx=23&recIds=UOTTAWA_IIIb5373922&recIdxs=2&elementId=2&renderMode=poppedOut&displayMode=full&frbrVersion=&rfnGrpCounter=1&query=any%2Ccontains%2Ccanada+military+law&search_scope=default&dscnt=0&scp.scps=scope%3A%28UOTTAWA_DSPACE%29%2Cscope%3A%28UOTTAWA_III%29%2Cscope%3A%28UOTTAWA_SFX%29%2Cprimo_central_multiple_fe&mode=Basic&onCampus=true&fctV=%5B2014+TO+2017%5D&vid=UOTTAWA&institution=UOTTAWA&queryTemp=canada+military+law&rfnGrp=1&prefLang=en_US&fctN=facet_searchcreationdate&fromDL=&vl(freeText0)=canada%20military%20law&vl(284248662UI0)=any&group=GUEST&dstmp=1486112410347 (accessed 3 February 2017);
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All appears calm and quiet aboard the Operation APOLLO flagship, HMCS MONTREAL sailing
in the Arabian Gulf in support of the US-led Campaign Against Terrorism.
Training is a continuous process on the ship. Aboard HMCS MONTREAL, I was exposed to
and even practiced some of the skills required of sailors firefighting, shoring and repairing pipe
leaks. Much to the surprise of many, I discovered a hereto hidden talent of cutting a 4 x 4 with
speed and accuracy.
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___________"The Suppression of Riots, Manifestly Unlawful Orders,
And The Prevention of Serious Mischief Under Sections 32 & 33:
Episode 37 of the Ideablawg Podcasts on the Criminal Code of
Canada", 29 March 2015, available at http://www.ideablawg.ca/?tag=military+law
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Reform Commission of Canada de réforme du droit du Canada
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Reform Commission of Canada,
1984, [xiii], 210 p., (series;
Working Paper; 37), ISBN: 0662136039; pdf conversion finished on 10
November 2006; information
on the French version/informations sur la version française, COMMISSION
RÉFORME DU DROIT DU CANADA, La juridiction
Commission de réforme du droit du Canada, 1984, [xiii], 222 p.,
(Collection; Document de
travail; 37), ISBN: 0662928776; la version française a
été mise en ligne le 19 novembre 2010;
"Source: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction,
Working Paper 37, 1984. Department of Justice Canada.
Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public
Works and Government Services Canada, 2006."
- Table of Contents;
- [i-xiii] and 1-99;
___________ La juridiction extra-territoriale, Ottawa: Commission de réforme du droit du Canada, 1984, [xiii], 222 p., (Collection; Document de travail; 37), ISBN: 0662928776; la version française a été mise en ligne le 19 novembre 2010;
"Source : La juridiction extra-territoriale, 222 pages,
Commission de réforme du droit du Canada, 1984. Reproduit avec la
permission du ministre des Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada, 2010."
- Table des matières;
- [i-xii] et 1-103;
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Jay Simpson (right) receiving his CD1 from Cdr Pelletier (source: (2006) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter 7)
___________"Can Asist Assist You?", (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités Newsletter 43;
Note on Section 95 of the NDA -- Abuse of Subordinates / Note
sur l'article 95 de la LDN -- Mauvais traitement des
subalternes", (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités Newsletter 75;
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__________"Substantive Review Assignment", (2004) 1 Les actualités JAG Newsletter 27-30; résumé en français à la p. 27;
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e-veritas: You have also done operational deployments as a JAG officer?
12339 LCol Randy Smith: In 2006, I deployed to Afghanistan as Legal Advisor with the National Command Element at KAF. I was the advisor to BGen. (Now MGen) David Fraser, who was the commander of the Multinational Brigade for Regional Command South in Afghanistan’s southern provinces in 2006. I was indeed fortunate to serve for MGen Fraser as his senior legal advisor on Canadian legal matters; he was a real leader and a gentleman. I later presented a paper based on my experience on the Rule of Law in Afghanistan “Law, reality on the ground, and the “no-man’s land” in between” at the Canadian Council on International Law 35th Annual Conference: Individuals, States and Organizations (Oct 26th, 2006).
e-veritas: You returned to develop curriculum and teach law at RMC from 2000-2.
12339 LCol Randy Smith: In 2000, I was posted to the Office of Military Legal Education or OMLE (now called the Canadian Forces Military Law Centre (CFMLC)) at RMC Kingston., a joint effort of the Canadian Defence Academy and the Office of the JAG to provide innovative legal research, education and training to the CF. Developing curriculum and teaching two 3-4th year courses at RMC took up 70% of my time. Within the broader context of Public International Law, The (LOAC) course POE488 considers LOAC`s two branches, the jus ad bellum (the right to the use of force) and the jus in bello (the law applicable in conflict). POE486 Air and Space Law focuses on the international and national law applicable to air operations and outer space activities, particularly of a military nature.
e-veritas: Your current position is varied compared to a traditional practice in administrative and personnel law.
12339 LCol Randy Smith: As Director, Office of the DND/CF Legal Advisor/ Legal Advisory Services, I supervise a team of 5 Justice lawyers, 4 Military lawyers, and 2 administrative assistants. The DND/CF LA provides legal services to the DND/CF in all areas of the law, except those related to military law, military discipline, and the military justice system for which the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) is responsible. The DND/CF LA is organized into four divisions: Litigation and Legal Advisory Services; Commercial Law Advisory Services; Public Law Advisory Services; and Support Services (e.g. finance, human resources, information technology). The DND/CF LA provides legal services on issues relating to public law (e.g. human rights, Charter of Rights, Aboriginal matters, access to information and privacy, labour and employment law, official languages), national security law, legal risk management, contracting and procurement, environmental law, real property law, claims and civil litigation, intellectual property law, Defence Administration Orders and Directives (DAOD) drafting, and legislative support.
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___________"The Use of Force in CF
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2012 with slides; this reference was found in note 44 at p. 22 of
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(NLWs): The CF's Approach to Non-Lethal Weapons & The
Strategic Ostrich Effect, Canadian Forces College,
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The Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey, 2013, was conducted by Statistics Canada, in conjunction with the Department of National Defence.
University of Ottawa PhD candidate Ashley Bickerton is studying military sexual assaults. Bickerton said the sexual trauma data was welcome but criticized the definition of sexual assault used in the survey....
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___________"Un travail axé sur le compromis -- À quelques jours de son retour au pays, le juge québécois Pierre Boutet, qui a été à la tête du Tribunal spécial pour la Sierra Leone pendant six ans, commente son expérience dans une entrevue à Radio-Canada.ca", Radio-Canada.ca, jeudi 9 avril 2009; disponible à À quelques jours de son retour au pays, le juge québécois Pierre Boutet, qui a été à la tête du Tribunal spécial pour la Sierra Leone pendant six ans, commente shttp://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2009/04/08/006-entrevue-juge-boutet.shtml (vérifié le 8 mai 2012);
The twentieth century has been a time of world wars, violent revolutions and radical social movements. Conversely, perhaps in response
to the former, there has also been an upsurge in the phenomenon of pacifism, especially in the English speaking world. This thesis examines
the development of pacifism in Canada in the first half of this century and describes its radicalization in conjunction with the trend towards
radical social change. Canadian pacifism can trace its origins to a varied European, British and American past rooted in two distinct but
complementary traditions, both of which were heavily religious in character. One was the historic non-resistance of pacifist religious sects
which tried to remain separate from the social mainstream. The other was the liberal Protestant and humanitarian tradition associated with
the progressive reform movement. Both traditions underwent an important transition in the course of maintaining a pacifist witness against
war during the twentieth century. Although sectarian pacifists, by far the largest and most consistent element in Canadian pacifism, made a
far-reaching adjustment within Canadian society, it was liberal pacifists who experienced a general radicalization. From the time of the First
War increasing numbers of those who wished to exercise a pacifist witness were forced to abandon liberal reformism for some variant of the
socialist creed. In effect, liberal pacifist ideals were combined with radical criticism of Canadian social, political and economic structures.
Although liberal pacifist hopes resurfaced in post-war enthusiasm for the League of Nations and the disarmament campaign, the inter-war
peace movement, including such groups as the Society of Friends, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Fellowship
of Reconciliation and the Fellowship for a Christian Social Order, reflected the socially radical pacifism the Great War had bred. This became
especially evident during the depression and for a time it appeared a pacifist-socialist alignment was in the forefront of Canadian social
thought. Increased international violence by the mid-thirties, however, placed pacifists in a serious crisis--their pursuit of social justice came
into direct conflict with their commitment to non-violence. Consequently, as social radicals began to abandon pacifism for the fight against
fascism, the Canadian peace movement was severely weakened. With the exception of the Quakers, who bridged the primary division in the
Canadian peace movement, the historic peace sects were not as open to view, but once confronted with the renewed challenge of conscription
in the 1940's, sectarian pacifists joined with socially active pacifists in a concerted effort to preserve the right of individual conscience and to
resist compulsory military service. Some pacifists, especially those with liberal roots, went further and sought and found a realistic pacifist
response to wartime conditions, over and above moral indignation or isolation. Regardless of their precise actions, however, Canadian pacifists
successfully exercised their witness against war. The thesis concludes that Canadian pacifists were a small but forceful minority who exercised
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International law experts worry that the recent failure of a United Nations Group of Government Experts [UN GGE] to reach unanimity on cyber law may
lead to more state-backed online assaults.
“It’s certainly not positive this has happened, when you’re getting down to whether international law even applies (in cyberspace),”
Kenneth Watkin, a retired Brigadier-General and former Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Forces said in an interview Monday.
The Group, with an expanding number of countries, has been meeting since 2004 to agree on how laws and rules limiting conventional
war – such as an “armed attack” and the right to self-defense – apply in the cyber world.
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___________"The Puzzle of Independence for Administrative Bodies", (2008). National Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 26, pp. 1-23, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1911414
This article explores independent administrative bodies, and their place in Canada’s political, constitutional and legal landscape. While these adjudicative, regulatory
and accountability bodies have come to play an integral role in the lives of every Canadian, we tend to pay attention to them only when there is a problem or a headline
grabbing incident. Allegations of political interference with Elections Canada, the Canadian Military Complaints Commission and the Canadian Nuclear Safety
Commission by the Federal government have brought the puzzle of independence of these bodies into stark relief.
The article treats each of these incidents as cautionary tales. These cautionary tales are part of a broader puzzle. All administrative bodies are, by definition, dependent
for their existence on their legislative mandate. Further, these bodies are not free to adopt the mandate they believe is most appropriate, but must discharge the
responsibilities provided to them. These bodies do not choose the people best able to carry out this mandate; rather, the executive controls appointments. Notwithstanding
the significant ways in which these administrative bodies are dependent on government, however, they are nonetheless routinely declared by courts to be independent, and
protected from political interference by common law procedural doctrines modeled after the constitutional principle of judicial independence.
The recent confrontations show that there is little to compel Canadian governments to respect the independence of administrative agencies if they do not want to. They
reveal the hard but important truth about independence in administrative decision-making: while the rule of law and principles of fairness and impartiality may require
independence, only political leadership can sustain it. Political leadership created independent agencies in order to ensure that important areas of the public interest
(such as governing fair and free elections, regulating nuclear power and overseeing military police activities) are served by people and institutions that are not caught up
in partisan politics. Only political leadership can ultimately safeguard the independence of administrative bodies, so that they are free to pursue the public interest
without partisan interference.
__________ "JAG Perspectives on Administrative Law, Military Justice and International Operational Law", part of Dean Sossin's Blog, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2 June 2012; available at http://deansblog.osgoode.yorku.ca/2012/06/jag-perspectives-on-administrative-law-military-justice-and-international-operational-law/ (accessed on 3 June 2012);
This past semester, I had the privilege to be a part of an
innovative research course at Osgoode Hall Law School – entitled
“JAG Perspectives on Administrative Law,
Military Justice and International Operational Law”. The premise was a simple one. We asked the Judge Advocates General (JAG) office of the Canadian Department
of National Defense to share the legal questions on which they would most want to see greater reflection and depth, and we put these questions to a group of upper year
Osgoode students to explore and research. The students were supervised by an Osgoode faculty member but each also was assigned a JAG lawyer as a research
liason/resource. Several times during the semester the students and I met with the JAG lawyers at the Downsview base, just a short drive away from the Law School.
Student papers ranged from the appropriate response of
international law to cyberwar, how the law of war crimes should
respond to coalition forces where the soldiers
of one country may be under the command of another, to the evolving labour relationship between the Crown and the armed forces in Canada. The JAG lawyers’ input
in the research was thought-provoking and insightful – posing examples from their experience that the students would never have uncovered in a library.
SOUSA, Michael, DND/CF Legal Advisor
DND/CF Legal Advisor
Michael Sousa joined the office of the DND/CF Legal Advisor as Legal Advisor and Senior General Counsel on August 14, 2017. Before that,
Michael spent a number of years working in Departmental Legal Services Units for federal clients, including Public Safety Canada, Environment
Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency and the then department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
More recently, Michael has headed up Departmental Legal Services Units at Public Safety and Environment Canada as their Senior General Counsel,
where he managed teams of legal counsel and administrative support staff to provide legal services support to client departments in relation to its policy,
operational and corporate activities. Michael also supported the Deputy Ministers and client ADMs by contributing to the management of Public Safety
and Environment Canada through active participation on their Executive Committee teams.
Michael is a graduate of Queen’s University where he obtained his Bachelor of Honours degree (B. A. Hons.) and of the University of Windsor Law
school (LL.B). He was called to the Bar in Ontario and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
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that will be difficult for Canada to enact. As well, while the document asserts that contracting states are clearly responsible for the actions of their
contracted companies, the utility of these companies as a policy tool, given the industry's shift towards indigenization, may be significantly
compromised. The article also argues that the document's good practices for the home states in which companies are based, risks politicizing the
bilateral defence trade between Canada and the United States because of the latter's prominence in the industry.
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and now Doug Young - is putting the PM at risk. First, he stood loyally behind Collenette, Gilles Letourneau had to run its independent course, no
matter how embarrassing its revelations. When he appointed Letourneau in March, 1995, Collenette personally wrote the word ``coverup'' into the
inquiry's terms of reference, and he didn't flinch even when the spotlight turned on the top echelons of his own department and the military command
under the Liberals. Chretien and Young now blame the inquiry. They point out that Letourneau originally was supposed to report on Dec. 22, 1995,
and already has had two extensions. But the mandate they handed the inquiry was huge - from the suitability of the Airborne Regiment for the Somalia
mission, to the discipline exercised by the commanders, the attitudes of the soldiers to black ``detainees,'' the allegations of coverup in the shooting
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a certain impatience with the inquiry's painstaking style, no one hinted to Letourneau that he ought to get on with it.
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Michel Drapeau Law Office, 2016, 102 p., at pp. 45-, NOTES: Conference held at the
University of Ottawa, 13 November
2015; "For the first time an
international academic conference on
military law was held in Canada at the
University of Ottawa with the focus on
reform and comparative law" (Gilles
Létourneau, Preface, p. 7);
"(Organizing Committee for the Conference: Michel
W. Drapeau, Joshua M. Juneau, Walter
Semianiw and Sylvie Corbin)"; "Speech transcribed by Joshua M. Juneau, p. 31;
available at mdlo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2015-Conference-Proceedings.pdf
Speaking from experience I note that the military leadership is not always particularly open to change where these topics are concerned. This
resistance to change is often rooted in a deeply felt concern about the interests of the country in general and the important role of the military
therein in particular. One can understand that Senior Commanders, in their unique responsibility as "standard-bearers" for the requirements
of discipline and operational effectiveness, perceive a particular responsibility for maintaining a status quo. Often there seems to be a strong
conviction that all change will be for the worse. [p. 53]
In closing I submit to you that it is extremely important that we exchange views about developments like these in an international setting as we do today. In this
respect I thank the organizers again and gladly take the opportunity to compliment my Canadian military legal colleagues. I am in a position to judge, from which
I wish to say that the Canadian military legal advisors are second to none in their knowledge and professional conduct, particularly also in operational circumstances.
I have met and continue to meet them in both operational and legal environments and - without exception - they show very high standards, contribute to a better
understanding amongst partners and work towards solutions. I wish to compliment the Judge Advocate General, MGen Blaise Cathcart, for deploying his legal advisors
in the broadest sense possible, thus showing a great example, enhancing international cooperation and - thus- contributing to a better application of the principles of
military justice in all those other countries. This is the way ahead for all. [p. 55]
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___________Canada and the British Army 1846-1871: A Study in the Practice of Responsible Government, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1963;.
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- before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, meeting issue 38, 30 May 2013, minutes and evidence ;
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Review 414-452; Mr. Starkman's career was at the Department of Justice Canada; Mr. Starkman informed me in the 1980s that he has worked for JAG, as a student (note by F.Lareau)
Statutory Instruments Regulations, C.R.C., c. 1509, by subsections 15(1) and (3), the QR&O are exempt from publication in the Canada Gazette.;
STARR , Ryan, "Fitness tests and pistol practice aren’t typical requirements for in-house counsel. But for JAG lawyer Dorothy Liang, it’s all part of her basic training", Precedent Magazine, 30 November, 2009; available at http://lawandstyle.ca/career/best_practices_new_recruit/ (accessed on 13 January 2015);
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I recently attended a gathering of military lawyers, paralegals and support staff at the JAG headquarters.
The group had carried out fundraising activities during the year and had again chosen Ottawa Lawyers Feed the Hungry
as its charity.
The JAG's efforts raised over $1700 for our project, which has now been running strong since 2010.
This amount will provide over 700 hot meals to our fellow citizens, being served at The Ottawa Mission on Waller Street.
Our sincere thanks to Major Matt Napier and his team and for Major-General Cathcart's continuing support! The JAG
sponsored our project last year with a similar amount raised.
source K. Stefanik: https://www.law.uwo.ca/news/2014/ph
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Protection and Armed Conflicts"; title noted in my research on 22
November 2014; is this article available on the internet?
Please assist if you can.
___________"Restoring humanity to humanitarian law : borrowing from environmental law to protect civilians and the environment", Thesis (LL.M.)--University of Western Ontario (Graduate Program in Law), 2013, 167 leaves; available at http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/1400/ (accessed on 22 November 2014);
As concerns about the environment increase and civilians continue to become casualties of armed conflict, we must reflect on traditional approaches and applications of International Humanitarian law [IHL]. While the current state of IHL provides protections for civilians and the environment, examples in practice of excessive harms to both suggest a gap exists in these protections. Current academic literature in the field tends to focus on either the protection of civilians or the protection of the environment, on either IHL or International Environmental law [IEL]. This is problematic as the two are inextricably linked: civilians and environment often, if not always, go hand in hand. This thesis seeks to close these gaps. It begins with an examination of existing IHL and a look at two instances which resulted in excessive harms to civilians and the environment. Next, it turns to the role of general principles of international law, in particular the precautionary principle and the principle of intergenerational equity in IEL, which are well-accustomed to dealing with short-term and long-term health and environmental risks, as well as scientific uncertainty. The thesis demonstrates how the use of these principles in military decision-making could fill the existing gaps in IHL. (source: http://alpha.lib.uwo.ca/search~S20?/astefanik/astefanik/1%2C3%2C3%2CB/frameset&FF=astefanik+kirsten+md&1%2C1%2C,accessed on 22 November 2014);
-------------------- Source: Dust jacket of book
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http://books.google.com/books?id=8Hkt42314xIC&dq=somalia+inquiry+canadian&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0 (accessed on 28 July 2008);
___________"On Broader Themes of Canadian Forces Transformation", (autumn 2007) 8(3) Canadian Military Journal 9-18; available at http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo8/no3/doc/stewart-eng.pdf and http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo8/no3/stewart-eng.asp (accessed on 13 March 2012);
--------------"Sur des grands thèmes de la transformation des forces canadiennes", (automne 2007) 8(3) ; disponible à http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo8/no3/stewart-fra.asp et http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo8/no3/doc/stewart-fra.pdf (vérifiés le 13 mars 2012);
ST-FLEUR, Yvensonne, Les
bombardements aériens dans les récents conflits armés :
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international, Universite du Québec à Montreal, 2000, 177 p.,
disponible à http://www.archipel.uqam.ca/3663/1/M11567.pdf
le 6 mars 2012);
Le but de cet ouvrage est de présenter la portée et la limite du droit international humanitaire régissant les opérations aériennes en période de conflit armé. Dans ce dessein,
nous passerons en revue les conventions internationales datant de 1899 à nos jours. Considérant que l'ordre juridique international possède tous les instruments nécessaires
afin d'assurer aux populations civiles sécurité et immunité contre les effets nuisibles de la guerre, les dommages directs et indirects causés aux complexes civils lors de
bombardements aériens peuvent constituer des violations graves au droit international humanitaire. Par une démarche méthodologique juridique classique, le lecteur sera
amené a considérer l'évolution du cadre normatif, particulièrement du droit de l'attaquant de se défendre avec l'arme aérienne, mais aussi du droit de la population civile
et des non-combattants à être épargnés des effets des hostilités. Les conflits armés de la fin du xxe siècle démontrent bien que les guerres du futur reposeront davantage
sur des opérations militaires à la verticale, c'est-à-dire que le point d'attaque pourra être envisagé depuis l'espace atmosphérique. Ainsi, l'avion de guerre et les systèmes
de satellites extra-atmosphériques permettront de déplacer la zone de combat au niveau de la troisième dimension. Cet avantage soulève dès lors le spectre de la conduite
asymétrique de la guerre technologique au bénéfice des puissances aérospatiales. Or, cette technologie militaire qui promettait plus de précision dans le ciblage des objectifs
militaires produit des effets néfastes à l'endroit des populations civiles à proximité des objectifs militaires situés dans la zone de combat (pour ne reprendre que le cas des
bombardements des forces de l'OTAN au Kosovo). Ainsi, la stratégie militaire contemporaine vise le transfert du risque militaire vers l'adversaire. En effet, la zone de combat
ennemie devient source de gestion tant par l'agresseur que la victime des bombardements. Ainsi, perte du capital humain et matériel des forces militaires, la minimisation
des massacres humains du côté de l'ennemi, la transmission des images par les médias de masse, la projection de la responsabilité des dommages collatéraux sur les moyens
perfides de l'ennemi deviennent dorénavant des «éléments» calculables dans le «risque» militaire des puissances occidentales. Du côté de l'ennemi, en position d'«infériorité»
technologique, il déplace délibérément la zone de combat dans des zones urbaines densément peuplées situées près des objectifs militaires légitimes. Le constat fait après les
récents conflits armés suscite inquiétude et soulève nombre de problématiques. L'absence d'un cadre normatif légiférant tant les nouvelles méthodes de combat que la conduite
des hostilités par la voie des airs requiert-elle un code de conduite sur relatif aux bombardements aériens. [source: http://www.archipel.uqam.ca/3663/, site visité le 7 juin 2016]
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55 leaves (series; Exercise New Horizons); notes: Course 17,
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"THE LEGAL IMPERATIVEPersonal experiences with members of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) branch, who werecompletely anonymous to me, indicate that if our military force is going to avoid becomingmarginalized by other armies, the chain of command is going to have to come to terms with thespin that our JAG branch puts on international laws and conventions. In Afghanistan, we had aStrategic Targeting Policy that applied to the tactical objectives because exuberant JAG lawyersargued that we could not allow Canada to become liable under international laws by actionsfrom the tactical level. In fact, the constraints and bureaucratic red-tape extended to all facetsof the operation. While we were arguing about the legal status of our CSIS representative,whether or not he could wear a Canadian uniform or participate in military operations, the FBI,CIA, and British operatives were fully engaged in Afghanistan.
I would argue that international law is sufficiently vague, outdated and often out of touch with21st Century realities and inconsistent enough in terms of precedence to demand that our JAGbranch take a more pragmatic approach to operations. A Legal Officer actually told me that wehad to have a strategic targeting mechanism for tactical targets so as to avoid a situation such asthe aftermath of the crimes committed in Somalia where the Canadian Government was suedby the families that suffered. Those claims were settled out of court, which in legal terms is aform of avoidance and not an admission of guilt."(p. 14)
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___________Rude Awakening: The Government's Secret War Against Canada's Veterans, Victoria, Friesen Press, 2015, 254 p., ISBN: 978-1-4602-7165-0 Hardcover, 978-1-4602-7166-7 Paperback, 978-1-4602-7167-4 eBook; view table of contents and a few pages at http://www.amazon.com/Rude-Awakening-Governments-Against-Veterans/dp/1460271653#reader_1460271653, accessed 1 May 2016;
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___________ " 'Sergeant Dunsmuir': The Crown-Soldier Relationship in Canada ", (March 2011) 24(1) Canadian Journal of Administrative Law & Practice 57-88;
For more than a century, Mitchell v. The Queen has defined the Crown-soldier relationship: it is not
contractual. However, the Supreme Court of Canada in Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick ruled that all
public employment is to be viewed, with three exceptions, through the lens of contract. In this article,
the author presents several objections to Mitchell. He argues that Dunsmuir applies to the Crown-soldier
relationship, which possesses many hallmarks of a contract Dunsmuir also exposes some incoherence in
the Canadian Forces’ current employment framework. The article concludes that a fundamental
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16 August 2015
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Guillaume St-Pierre (source: https://twitter.com/stpierregu?lang=en) Geneviève Bernatchez
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Stephen Strickey (left) with Professor Dunlap, at
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here? Panel 4, International military operations: lessons
learned and challenges for..", Law, Ethics and National Security
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resource, Durham, N.C.] : Duke Law, , available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiyiK5_4Yys (accessed 24 January 2016);
__________" 'Anglo-American' Military Justice Systems at the
Precipice of Civilianization: Will Discipline Survive?", paper,
see Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law
on 27 August 2013);
In a comparative context, this paper will
examine the historic and current trends toward the
civilianization of military justice systems in the United
Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the United States
respectively. The paper will attempt to reconcile
whether the respective legal traditions of a chain of
command-centric military justice system can adequately balance
the disciplinary requirements of an armed force while
increasingly incorporating civilian criminal justice
practices. The paper will conclude by arguing that those
entrusted with thesuperintendence of
the military justice system in these countriesmust pay heed to the effect of civilianization
while examining whether such changes serve the best interests
of the armed forces. (source:http://www.cjicl.org.uk/index.php/component/content/article?id=74
___________ " 'Anglo-American' Military Justice Systems at the Precipice of Civilianization: Will Discipline Survive?", (2013) 2(4) Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 763-799; available at http://cjicl.org.uk/archive/ (accessed on 27 March 2014);
___________"The Influence of International Human Rights Law on Military Justice as an Accountability Mechanism", available at http://congresoderechomilitar.com/info/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/20-11-14-Teniente-Coronel-stephen-s.-striekey-ISMLLW-presentation-IHL-and-MJS-FINAL-COLUMBIA-14-00.pdf, accessed on 21 Decdember 2014;
___________International week panel [electronic resource]: comparative prosecutorial practice, internet resource, [Durham, N.C.] : Duke Law, . http://realserver.law.duke.edu/fall11/intstu/10252011.mp4;
Image source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hg92h9mIEI, accessed 29 September 2015 (still video)
"Lieutenant-Colonel Steve Strickey-BPE, BA, LLB, LLM.
Directeur juridique/Justice militaire–Stratégique / Director of Law/Military Justice–StrategicLCol Strickey joined the Canadian Forces in January 2002. He has completed a number of postings including Deputy Judge Advocate in Halifax, Nova Scotia (2002-2005); Directorate of Law Military Justice Policy and Research (2005-2008) and the Military Justice Strategic Implementation Team (2009) at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario. LCol Strickey is currently the Director of Law/ Military Justice–Strategic, that is responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic military justice vision for the Office of the JAG. He is currently providing legal support to the JAG and Deputy JAG for Military Justice in furtherance of Bill C-15, Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act currently before the Canadian Parliament.
Operationally, he acted as the Senior Legal Advisor on two Canadian Task Force deployments to Afghanistan in 2005-06 and 2009 where he advised the operational commander on the full spectrum of legal issues related to the . LCol Strickey is the recipient of the South West Asia Service Medal (with Afghanistan Bar), the General Campaign Star-South West Asia and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
He received his LLM from Duke University School of Law in 2012 where he graduated magna cum laude, was a staff editor on the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law and was selected as the degree marshal fo r the LLM class. His paper on the civilianization of “Anglo-American” military justice systems was presented at Cambridge Law School on 21 May 2013 at a conference hosted by the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law" (source: CBA National Military Law Conference June 7, 2013– Ottawa, ON, "Conference Materials", available at http://www.cba.org/cba/cle/pdf/MIL13_Materials.pdf, accessed on 21 December 2014)
___________Notes on Steve Strickley:
Major Stephen Strickey, Legal Officer – Canadian Forces, BPE, BA, LLB, LLM (Candidate). Major
Strickey attended the University of Brighton, England and the University of New Brunswick where hegraduated on the Dean’s List with a Bachelor of Arts in 1997. He graduated from the University of NewBrunswick Law School in 1998. He began his career in private practice in 1999 and was appointed anofficer in the Canadian Forces in January 2002. He has completed a number of postings including DeputyJudge Advocate to the Fifth Maritime Operations Group (MOG 5) in Halifax, Nova Scotia (2002-2005);Directorate of Military Justice Policy and Research (2005-2008); and the Military Justice StrategicImplementation Team at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa (2009). Operationally, he acted as theSenior Legal Advisor on two Canadian Task Force deployments to Afghanistan in 2005-06 and 2009where he advised the commander on a range of legal issues related to armed conflict. He is a graduate ofthe Canadian Forces Language School (2011) and is currently pursuing his LLM at Duke Law School.
[Source: https://law.duke.edu/ownerassets/pdfs/lens/lensconferencespeakerbiographies.pdf, accessed 10 May 2017]
__________testimony of Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen Strickey, Director Law, Military Justice on Bill C-15,
An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make
consequential amendments to other Acts -- this Bill has the
Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act,
- before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, meeting number 66, 13 February 2013, minutes and evidence; Note: present at the Committee but did not testify;
- before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, meeting number 67, 25 February 2013, minutes and evidence; Note: present at the Committee but did not testify;
- before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, meeting number 68, 27 February 2013, minutes and evidence; Note: present at the Committee but did not testify;
STRICKEY, Stephen et al., After Afghanistan : where to from
here?. Panel 4, International military operations : lessons
learned and challenges for the future,
[Durham, N.C.] : Duke Law, , video, 68 minutes; summary:
Military lawyers from a number of ISAF member reflect on the role
of legal advice in military operations; notes: Charles Dunlap
(Duke Law School), moderator ; Commander Hugh Cameron (Australian
Navy), Lieutenant Colonel Rob Preston (USAF), Major Steve Strickey
(Canadian Forces), Squadron Leader Joanne Swainston (Royal Air
Force), panelists;.please consult the Duke University catalog for
STRICKEY, Stephen (Steve) and Patrick Vermette, "The Influence of
International Human Rights Law on Military Justice as an
Accountability Mechanism", ISMLLW -- Ypres Conference 14 October
2014, available at http://www.ismllw.org/conferences/2014_10_12_ypres_textes%20des%20orateurs/2014_10_14_14%20Vermette%20P.pdf
(accessed on 21 October 2014);
STRUM, Roger, "Creation of the Military Law Section" (July/Juillet 2000) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 1; available at http://web.archive.org/web/20030519184345/abc.cba.org/Sections/military_F/sword+00-07.pdf (accessed on 18 April 2012);
STRUM, Roger, "Précis : Création de la Section de droit militaire" (July/Juillet 2000) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 1; disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/20030519184345/abc.cba.org/Sections/military_F/sword+00-07.pdf (site visité le 18 avril 2012);
___________"Message from the Chair" (January/Janvier 2001) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 2; available at http://web.archive.org/web/20030519205047/abc.cba.org/Sections/military_F/sword+01-01.pdf (accessed on 18 April 2012);
___________"Précis : Message du président" (January/Janvier 2001) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 2; disponible http://web.archive.org/web/20030519205047/abc.cba.org/Sections/military_F/sword+01-01.pdf (site visité le 18 avril 2012;
___________"Military Administrative Law -- Droit Administratif
Militaire", August 2012, pdf format, part of the 2012
Canadian Bar Association Canadian Legal Conference and
Marketplace/Conference juridique canadienne (CJC) et Marché
juridique de l'Association du Barreau canadien; available
from the Canadian Bar Association Store; $40.00 for
non-members and $25.00 for members;
This slide presentation outlines how elections are held, and how military service estates are handled. [Source: http://www.cba.org/cbastore/search.aspx?pubid=2&subject=Military+Law, accessed on 17 April 2013]
Roger Strum, left, with the JAG, Jerry Pitzul, image source: (July-Oct 2000) 3 JAG Newsletter--Bulletin d'actualités at p. 5
__________Military Intervention in Law Enforcement Related
Activities in Canada: A Critical Review of Its Use in Peacetime,
Master's essay (for LL.M. degree) / mémoire de maîtrise en droit
(pour le grade LL.M.), Université d'Ottawa, 2003, 65 p.; source:
"Liste des mémoires de maîtrise et thèses de doctorat acceptés en
2003", (Automne 2003) 63 La Revue du Barreau 435-447, à la
p. 437; voir/see http://www.barreau.qc.ca/pdf/publications/revue/2003-tome-63-2-p435.pdf
(vérifié/accessed on 3 August 2008); ce mémoire n'est pas
disponible pour consultation; courriel envoyé à
firstname.lastname@example.org qui est un Lieutenant-colonel (9 janvier
2012); celui-ci n'a pas répondu (18 mars 2012); essay
obtained by François Lareau, under the Access to Information Act, see letter of Julie
Jansen, Director to Information and Privacy, 9 August 2012, their
put on line on 27 September 2012;
- Table of Contents;
- complete essay (65 p.);
___________"Relief from performance of military duty" (June/Juin 2001) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 5; available at http://web.archive.org/web/20050125074204/http://dev.cba.org/CBA/Sections/military/sword2001-06.pdf (accessed on 18 April 2012);
___________"Précis : Le retrait des fonctions militaires" (June/Juin 2001) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 5; disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/20050125074204/http://dev.cba.org/CBA/Sections/military/sword2001-06.pdf (site visité le 18 avril 2012);
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Military Judge (Commander) S.M. Sukstorf (MacLeod), LL.M. OMM, CD
Judge Sandra Sukstorf was raised in Coniston, Ontario. She joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 1982 and has served as both a Regular and Reserve
Force Officer. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Dalhousie Law School and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Queen’s University. She was called to
the Bar in Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia. She holds degrees from the Royal Military College: (Honours BA, Economics and Commerce) and
a Master of Defence Studies (MDS); and she is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Joint Command and Staff Programme (JCSP).
Judge Sukstorf articled for Boyne Clarke, Barristers and Solicitors in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She began her military legal career in AJAG Atlantic, Directorate
of Law (Military Personnel) and the Directorate of Law (Military Justice). Later, she served in the Directorate of Law (International), where she advised on NATO
issues and supported CAF witness testimony and the release of CAF information to the International Criminal Tribunals for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR).
In September 2004, Judge Sukstorf accepted a position with a small privately held corporation and transferred to the Reserves. From 2004-2008, she served on 3 Public
Boards: Vice Chair of the Cambrian College Board of Governors; Vice Chair for the Economic Development Corporation for the Greater City of Sudbury; and as a
Director on the Greater Sudbury Airport Development Board. During part of this time, she practiced law with a very reputable law firm in Sudbury, Ontario.
In July 2008, she returned to the Regular Force as a legal adviser to the Strategic Joint Staff and later became Special Assistant to the Judge Advocate General. From
2012 until 2015, she served as Assistant Judge Advocate General (Central Region) (Toronto). In August 2015, she became Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General
(Pacific Region) as a Reservist.
In 1999, Judge Sukstorf deployed to Sarajevo, Bosnia as Assistant Legal Adviser to the Commander of the NATO Stabilization Force (COMSFOR). She received the
Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Commendation. In 2002, she deployed to the Arabian Gulf on Operation Apollo (Canada’s contribution to the campaign against terrorism)
as legal adviser to the Commander of the Canadian Naval Task Group.
In June, 2015, she was inducted as an Officer into the Order of Military Merit (OMM). From August 2015, she was a manager with the Law Society of British Columbia
in the Professional Conduct Department until February 17, 2017 when the Governor in Council appointed her a Military Judge. Judge Sukstorf enjoys running, tennis and
hockey. She is married to Simon and together they have 4 grown children.
Juge militaire (Capitaine de frégate) S.M. Sukstorf (MacLeod), LL.M. OMM, CD
La juge Sandra Sukstorf a grandi à Coniston (Ontario). Elle s’est enrôlée dans les Forces armées canadiennes (FAC) en 1982 et elle a servi comme officier dans la
Force régulière et la Réserve. Elle détient un baccalauréat en droit (LLB) de la faculté de droit de l’Université Dalhousie et une maîtrise en droit (LLM) de l’Université
Queen’s. Elle a été admise au barreau de la Nouvelle-Écosse, de l’Ontario et de la Colombie‑Britannique. Elle détient des diplômes du Collège militaire royal (baccalauréat
avec mention, économie et commerce) et une maîtrise en études de la défense (MED); elle est également diplômée du Programme de commandement et d’état-major
interarmées des Forces canadiennes.
La juge Sukstorf a été stagiaire chez Boyne Clarke, avocats, à Dartmouth (Nouvelle‑Écosse). Elle a commencé sa carrière militaire en droit au sein de l’AJAG Atlantique,
la Direction juridique (Personnel militaire) et la Direction juridique (Justice militaire). Plus tard, elle a servi au sein de la Direction juridique (International), où elle a
offert des conseils juridiques sur des questions concernant l’OTAN et a assuré la coordination des dépositions des témoins des FAC et de la communication d’information
des FAC au Tribunal pénal international pour l’ancienne Yougoslavie (TPIY) et au Tribunal pénal international pour le Rwanda (TPIR).
En septembre 2004, la juge Sukstorf a accepté un poste avec une petite société privée et est mutée à la Force de réserve. De 2004 à 2008, elle siège à 3 conseils publics :
vice-présidente du Conseil d’administration du Collège Cambrian, vice-présidente de la Corporation de développement économique de la ville du Grand Sudbury et directrice
du Conseil de développement de l’aéroport du Grand Sudbury. Pendant cette période, elle exerce le droit au sein d’une société d’avocats de très bonne réputation à Sudbury
En juillet 2008, elle retourne au sein de la Force régulière à titre de conseillère juridique de l’État-major interarmées stratégique, puis comme adjointe spéciale au
Juge-avocat général. De 2012 à 2015, elle sert comme assistante du Juge-avocat général (Région du Centre) (Toronto). En août 2015, elle occupe le poste d’assistante
Juge-avocat général adjointe (Région du Pacifique) à titre de réserviste.
En 1999, la juge Sukstorf participe à un déploiement à Sarajevo (Bosnie) en tant que conseillère juridique adjointe au commandant de la Force de stabilisation (COMSFOR) de
l’OTAN. Elle a reçu la mention élogieuse du Sous-chef d’état-major de la Défense. En 2002, elle est envoyée en déploiement dans le golfe Persique dans le cadre de l’opération
APOLLO (la contribution du Canada à la campagne contre le terrorisme) à titre de conseillère juridique au commandant du Groupe opérationnel naval du Canada.
En juin 2015, elle a été nommée officier de l’Ordre du mérite militaire (OMM). Du mois d’août 2015 au 17 février 2017, elle était gestionnaire au sein du service de la conduite
professionnelle de la Law Society of British Columbia, date à laquelle le gouverneur en conseil l’a nommée juge militaire. La juge Sukstorf pratique la course, le tennis et le
hockey. Elle est mariée à Simon et ils ont quatre enfants d’âge adulte.
___________ linkedin notes, available at https://www.linkedin.com/pub/sandra-sukstorf-omm-cd/2/bb8/a03?trk=pub-pbmap
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__________named a military Judge on 17 February 2017: "His Excellency the Governor General in
Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of National Defence, pursuant to
section 165.21 of the National Defence Act, appoints Commander Sandra Sukstorf
of Vancouver, British Columbia, an officer of the Canadian Forces who is a
barrister or advocate of at least 10 years’ standing at the bar of a province
and who has been an officer for at least 10 years, to be a military judge, to
hold office during good behaviour."; see http://www.pco-bcp.gc.ca/oic-ddc.asp?lang=eng&Page=secretariats&txtOICID=&txtFromDate=&txtToDate=&txtPrecis=Sukstorf&txtDepartment=&txtAct=&txtChapterNo=&txtChapterYear=&txtBillNo=&rdoComingIntoForce=&DoSearch=Search+%2F+List (accessed 27 February 2017);
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Abstract:The members of the Canadian War Crimes Liaison Detachment – Far East travelled across the Pacific in April 1946 to participate in “minor” war crimes trials in Hong Kong and Japan. The assignment stemmed from the harrowing experiences of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and Royal Rifles of Canada in Hong Kong and Japan following the Japanese invasion in December 1941 through to their liberation from POW camps at the end of the Pacific War. Literature pertaining to war crimes trials during this period focuses primarily on the Nuremberg and other European trials, or on the major, often politicized Tokyo Trial. This dissertation addresses the frequently proffered recommendation in the literature that further explorations into the “minor” trials of 5600 Japanese war criminals are needed. The members of the Canadian Detachment served as prosecutors at the American operated Yokohama War Crimes Trials, as well as the British Hong Kong War Crimes Courts. Their cases covered the entirety of the POW experience, from atrocities during battle and in the immediate aftermath, to brutal abuses and medical neglect in POW camps and exploitation in war-related and dangerous labour. The Canadian trials were steeped in emerging and evolving legal concepts including issues of command responsibility and superior orders, as well as the use of common or joint trials and broadly expanded rules of evidence. The uncertainty of trial outcomes and the leniency of many of the sentences combined with the genuine effort extended by the Canadian Detachment members in investigation, case development, and in the courtroom belie the crude and misguided application of a victors’ justice framework. Although the trials were not marked with a clear sense of unfairness, their historical legacy has ultimately been a failure. When the international community sought answers to war crimes starting in the latter half of the twentieth century, these trial records have been left to gather dust on archive shelves. However, the transcripts offer historians the opportunity to better understand both the brutality and banality of the POW experience, and the legal community a series of pragmatic and thorough avenues for addressing violations of the laws and customs of war. (source: https://uwspace.uwaterloo.ca/handle/10012/8051, accessed 19 June 2015)
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Description: John Horace Dickey was a fourth generation Haligonian lawyer who, after serving on the domestic front with the Canadian Army travelled to Japan as a part of the Canadian War Crimes Liaison Detachment - Far East. Dickey was involved in the prosecution of Japanese Class 'B' and 'C' war crimes committed against Canadian soldiers that were captured after the fall of Hong Kong in December 1941. Class 'B' and 'C' or 'minor' war crimes consist of traditional or conventional war crimes, "violations of the laws and customs of war," and crimes against humanity, "murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts.") These trials are important as they have been largely overlooked in favour of the Class 'A' trials, crimes against peace, at Nuremberg and Tokyo, and also allow for an investigation of the experiences of individual soldiers involved in both sides of the conflict. This study will broaden English language war crimes trials scholarship, and also make an addition to a growing body of historiography investigating Canadian involvement in war crimes trials. While the political impetus for Canadian involvement has already been well developed, analysing the experiences of individual prosecutors from a social history perspective allows for a better understanding of how the sentences and judgments were reached, and the context that the trials themselves were undertaken. (source: http://primo-pmtna01.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?ct=Next+Page&pag=nxt&pageNumberComingFrom=2&frbg=&indx=11&fn=search&dscnt=0&scp.scps=primo_central_multiple_fe&vid=01LOC&mode=Basic&ct=Next%20Page&srt=rank&tab=default_tab&dum=true&vl(freeText0)=NDHQ%20JAG&dstmp=1467987147864, accessed 8 July 2016);
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Her extensive legal knowledge and experience covers all three pillars of military law, which include operational and international law, military justice and administrative law. She leads a dedicated team of 83 Regular and Reserve Force legal officers, 9 senior non-commissioned officers and 30 civilian personnel located in 13 regional and satellite offices in Canada, the United States and Germany. “We’re a very high-demand resource, but a scarce resource at the same time. We like to think that we punch well above our weight in terms of impact and effect, but my clients should be the judge of that,” said Capt(N) Bernatchez.
A native of Gaspé, Quebec, Capt(N) Bernatchez joined the Office of the JAG in 1997 after 10 years in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve as a Maritime Surface Officer. A graduate of the Université de Montréal’s faculty of law, Capt(N) Bernatchez returned to school in 2008 to pursue a Masters of International Legal Studies with a specialization in National Security Law at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
Her 18-year military legal career reflects a variety of appointments and responsibilities, including as the JAG’s Chief of Staff and the Deputy Judge Advocate General for Operational Law. Starting in 2000, Capt(N) Bernatchez was either overseeing or part of a team of senior legal officers advising the DND and CAF during a period of high operational tempo, providing significant legal contributions to Canada’s military missions in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Haiti and Libya. She also supported major national events such as the Sommets des Amériques in Québec City, the various G7/G8 Summits held in Canada, the Manitoba floods and the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics Winter Games in Vancouver.
___________"Règles d'engagement: le rôle de l'avocate en chef de l'Armée canadiennes", Armée canadienne, article, 10 juillet2015, numéro de projet; 15-0103; article sur la capitaine de vaisseau Geneviève Bernatchez, juge-avocat général adjoint des Services régionaux; disponible à http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/fr/nouvelles-publications/ouest-nouvelles-details.page?doc=regles-d-engagement-le-role-de-l-avocate-en-chef-de-l-armee-canadienne/ibts59v8, visité 17 juillet 2015;
Ses connaissances et son expérience juridiques exhaustives englobent les trois piliers du droit militaire, qui comprennent le droit opérationnel et international, la justice militaire et le droit administratif. Elle dirige une équipe dévouée de 83 officiers de la Force régulière et de la Réserve, de 9 sous-officiers supérieurs et de 30 employés civils répartis dans 13 bureaux régionaux et satellites situés au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Allemagne. «Nous sommes une ressource en très forte demande, mais une ressource rare à la fois. Nous aimons penser que nous avons la capacité de jouer dans la cour des grands en termes de répercussions et d’effet, mais ce sont mes clients qui seraient les meilleurs juges de la situation», a affirmé le Capv Bernatchez.
Originaire de Gaspé, au Québec, le Capv Bernatchez s’est jointe au Cabinet du JAG en 1997 après 10 années dans la Réserve de la Marine royale canadienne en tant qu’officier des opérations maritimes de surface. Diplômée de la faculté de droit de l’Université de Montréal, le Capv Bernatchez est retournée aux études en 2008 afin d’effectuer une maîtrise en études juridiques internationales avec spécialisation en droit en matière de sécurité nationale de l’Université Georgetown à Washington D.C.
Ses 18 années de carrière militaire juridique comptent diverses nominations et responsabilités, notamment chef d’état-major du JAG et juge-avocat général adjoint pour le droit opérationnel. À compter de 2000, le Capv Bernatchez a supervisé ou a fait partie d’une équipe d’avocats militaires expérimentés qui a formulé des conseils au MDN et aux FAC durant une période de rythme opérationnel élevé, fournissant ainsi des contributions juridiques considérables aux missions militaires du Canada en Yougoslavie, en Afghanistan, en Haïti et en Libye. Elle a également appuyé des activités nationales d’importance comme le Sommet des Amériques à Québec, divers sommets du G7/G8 tenus au Canada, les inondations au Manitoba et les jeux olympiques et paralympiques d’hiver de 2010 à Vancouver.
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Regional Military Prosecutor Central 1 / Procureur militaire régional centre 1Major Tony Tamburro hails from Ottawa and joined the Canadian Forces in 1985 as a Gunner with 30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA). In 1986, he transferred to the Regular Force and entered the Royal Military College of Canada at Kingston. In 1990, after receiving a B.A. in Military and Strategic Studies, he was posted to 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (RCHA) in Lahr, Germany. Two years later, Major Tamburro was transferred to Montreal’s 2nd Field Regiment, RCA. In 1994, he was posted to 2 RCHA in Petawawa where he served in a variety of positions including Forward Observation Officer, Forward Air Controller, Battery Captain, and Adjutant.
In 1998, he deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina with 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment. As the battle group’s Civil-Military Co-operation Officer, Major Tamburro’s responsibilities included economic development and liaison with international and non-governmental organisations. In 1999, Major Tamburro began studies at Osgoode Hall Law School. In 2000, he commenced a yearlong sojourn with 7th Toronto Regiment, RCA, while continuing with his legal education. After receiving his LL.B. and completing articles with the Office of the Crown Attorney in Toronto, Major Tamburro was called to the Bar in March 2004.
After his call, Major Tamburro served with the Directorate of Law Training where he assisted in the delivery of legal training to Canadian Forces members. In July 2005, he was posted to the Canadian Military Prosecution Service where his primary duties are the prosecution of courts martial and the provision of legal advice to the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service in the conduct of investigations. (source: CBA National Military Law Conference June 7, 2013– Ottawa, ON, "Conference Materials", available at http://www.cba.org/cba/cle/pdf/MIL13_Materials.pdf, accessed on 21 December 2014)
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TAYLOR, Leigh, "Leigh Taylor -- Biography"; DND/CF Advisor in 2014; available at http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-org-structure/dnd-cf-legal-advisor-bio.page, accessed on 6 November 2014;
Leigh Taylor joined the Department of Justice in 1990 as a civil litigator in the Ontario Regional Office after a brief period in private practice. In 1995 she relocated to BC Regional Office where she continued her civil litigation practice specializing in immigration law. In 1999 she moved to Ottawa, where she has held several positions: counsel with the Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Legal Services Unit (1999); special counsel to the Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Citizenship and Immigration Portfolio (2000); Senior Counsel and team manager of the Enforcement team with the CIC Legal Services Unit (2001/02); General Counsel and National Litigation Coordinator for the Public Safety, Defence and Immigration Portfolio of the Department of Justice (2003/09); and Executive Director and Senior General Counsel of the Canada Border Services Agency’s Legal Services Unit (2009/13).Throughout her career with the Department of Justice, Ms. Taylor has specialized in immigration, administrative and national security law. Ms. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria (1983) and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto (1986). She was called to the bar in Ontario in 1988 and is currently a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.
Leigh Taylor est entrée au service du ministère de la Justice en 1990 en tant qu’avocate du contentieux des affaires civiles au bureau régional de l’Ontario après une brève carrière dans un cabinet privé. En 1995, elle a déménagé au bureau régional de la Colombie Britannique où elle est restée dans le même domaine et est devenue spécialiste du droit de l’immigration. Leigh déménage à Ottawa en 1999, où elle a occupé divers postes dont celui d’avocate du Service juridique de Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada (CIC) (1999); de conseillère juridique spéciale du sous procureur général adjoint pour le portefeuille de la citoyenneté et de l’immigration (2000); d’avocate principale et gestionnaire de l’équipe de renforcement du Service juridique de CIC (2001 2002); d’avocate générale et coordonnatrice nationale des litiges pour le portefeuille de la sécurité publique, de la défense et de l’immigration du ministère de la Justice (de 2003 à 2009) et directrice générale ainsi qu’avocate générale principale du Service juridique de l’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada (de 2009 à 2013).Mme Taylor s’est spécialisée en droit de l’immigration, en droit administratif et en droit de la sécurité nationale durant sa carrière au ministère de la Justice.Mme Taylor détient un baccalauréat en arts de l’Université de Victoria (1983) et un baccalauréat en droit de l’Université de Toronto (1986). Elle a été reçue au Barreau de l’Ontario en 1988 et est membre du barreau de la Colombie Britannique.
TAYLOR, M.R., "Military Service under the Canadian Charter of
Rights and Freedoms : A Talk Given to the Commander's Conference,
Vancouver B.C., April 25, 1987", Vancouver , 1987, 27 p.;
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Recent Canadian military PoW doctrine has also been criticized for placing too much emphasis on old-fashioned
conventional warfare, at the expense of more-pressing scenarios involving being captured by terrorists and other rogue agents....
A revised Code of Conduct After Capture for Canadian soldiers was issued in 2013 to explicitly deal with terrorists and
criminal organizations, but only one of its 34 pages appears to deal with terrorism (the document released through an access
to information request was heavily censored).....
“Conduct after capture is a very real issue and Canadians should be aware of the risks our forces face,” says Christian Leuprecht,
a political scientist at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ont. “Given the proximity of our forces to the front
lines in northern Iraq, any hostiles they encounter are unlikely to adhere to standard norms when it comes to a captured Canadian soldier.”
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College, December 2000; available at http://www.cfc.forces.gc.ca/259/260/263/taylor2.pdf
(accessed on 19 June 2012);
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(accessed on 31 March 2014)
TAYLOR, Scott R., 1960-, "Eggs with Eggs - Lunch with the Minister of Defence", (shipped November 1997) volume 6, issue 3, Esprit de Corps, pp. 4-5;
___________"JAG vs Ombudsman - Round One" (shipped September 1999), Esprit de Corps, vol. 7, issue 4, p. 1;
___________"A Matter of Privilege - The JAG", (shipped January 2000), Esprit de Corps, volume 7, issue 8, p. 7;
___________"ON TARGET? After being sanctioned by the Somalia inquiry and forced to accept oversight agencies, the Judge Advocate General's office is once again in full control", (2005) 12(12) Esprit de corps 3;
__________"Pittbull or PussyCat? The new CF Ombudsman
struggles to establish his identity", (shipped July 1999), Esprit
de Corps, volume 7, issue 2, p. 1;
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___________"Taking the middle ground: A unique vantage point" in Horn, Bernd, ed., Canadian Defence Academy, From the outside looking in : media and defence analyst perspectives on Canadian military leadership / Bernd Horn, editor,
Winnipeg : Canadian Defence Academy Press, c2005, vi, 266 p., at pp. 128-141 (chapter 9); 23 cm. NOTES: Running title: Media and defence analyst perspectives on Canadian military leadership Issued by Canadian Defence Academy. Includes bibliographical
references and index. ISBN: 0662419987; book available at publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2011/dn-nd/D2-176-2005-eng.pdf (accessed 4 September 2016);
I admit that I raised the example of Lieutenant-General Armand Roy
deliberately, knowing it to be a sore point among the brass, and once
again the revelations struck the mark. As much as the officer corps wish
to believe that they are always simply the victims of media persecution,
the case of Armand Roy is a clear example to the contrary. Journalists
did not invent the allegations of fraud. In fact, it was none other than
Auditor General Denis Desautels who first began investigating Roy in
June 1995. Whistle-blowers on Roy’s staff had forwarded the damaging
evidence to the Auditor General when they learned he was claiming
unauthorized residence allowances to the tune of $3,000 a month. At
that time, Armand Roy held the position of Deputy Chief of Defence
Staff. In that capacity, ultimately all internal police investigations came
under his overall control. Although the Auditor General notified the
military’s Chief of Review Services about this matter, needless to say,
little emphasis was placed on the Roy investigation. Once the details of
Roy’s alleged transgressions were published in Tarnished Brass
in October of 1996, however, the military could no longer ignore the
By December of that year, enough evidence had been collected to publicly
pronounce Lieutenant-General Roy “guilty” of fraud. In a
quiet press release issued by the Department of National Defence
between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, it was announced that Roy had
been “fired” and that he would be making restitution to the Crown of
some $100,000 in fudged expenses. Incredibly, the Canadian Forces
Judge Advocate General’s office claimed it did not have enough
evidence to lay criminal charges in the case. Despite this admission on
the part of the Judge Advocate General, Roy never once proclaimed
himself to be innocent, nor did he contest the firing or his obligation to
pay restitution to the Crown.
At about this same time, a sergeant based at Canadian Forces Base
Petawawa was court-martialled for having embezzled about $900 from
his unit’s canteen fund. Upon being found guilty, the sergeant was
sentenced to three months in the detention centre and discharged from
the military. As is the norm in such cases, the sergeant also had to for-
feit any pension other than a return of contributions.
It is difficult not to draw comparisons between these two cases. For the
rank and file, it clearly showed them once again that a double standard
exists in the military justice system.[pp. 131-132]
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___________Unembedded : two decades of maverick war reporting, Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2009, 374 p., ISBN: 9781553652922; note: deals with the Somalia Affair, Canada, 1992-1997;
____________"Vandoos have had troubled past", thedailyobsever.ca, 31 July 2007, available at http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/2007/07/31/vandoos-have-had-troubled-past (accessed 25 March 2017);
Lost in the media love affair is the fact that the Vandoos were directly responsible for three of the biggest black eyes the Canadian military
received during the scandal-plagued 1990s. First, there was the release of a notorious hazing video depicting Vandoo paratroopers engaged
in public acts of drunkenness, nudity, defecation, feces-ingestion and simulated sodomy, all of which directly led to the 1995 disbandment of
the entire Canadian Airborne Regiment.
In another incident, in 1996 it was revealed that a large number of Vandoos had discredited themselves while guarding a mental hospital in Bakovici,
Bosnia. Among the allegations was that of an officer having sex with a female mental patient while his drunken troops shouted encouragement.
Despite internal police reports and evidence, the military brass had kept the lid on this scandal for three years. Subsequent investigations implicated
nearly three dozen Vandoos in the misconduct, but due to the expired statute of limitations, no charges were laid and no names of the accused were
released. As a result, the entire army was tarnished by the Bakovici scandal.
Later that same year, Lieutenant-General Armand Roy, the senior serving Vandoo, was dismissed from his post as the deputy chief of defence staff.
Publicly fired from the army, Roy was ordered to pay back more than $86,000 which he had allegedly misappropriated. As the most senior official
in Canada ever dismissed for theft, the rank and file were shell-shocked to learn that the Judge Advocate General would not press charges against the
disgraced general. The double standard of justice led to a collapse of faith in the military hierarchy and a top-to-bottom review of the military justice system.
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___________has taught "Spring 2016 - POL 449 D100-Selected Topics in International Relations II
(4) --Intro to 21stCentu,Strategy --Class Number: 7102", Delivery Method: In Person, Simon Fraser University; available at https://www.sfu.ca/outlines.html?2016/spring/pol/449/d100 (accessed 26 July 2017);
Selected Topics: Intro to 21st Century Strategy
This seminar course provides a survey of the prominent themes in conflict and war in the 21st century, incorporating the study
and application of theories from classical and contemporary strategic thinkers. These themes include fourth/fifth generation and
asymmetric warfare, such as terrorism, insurgency and counterinsurgency, chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological (CBRN)
threats, cyber warfare, offensive technological developments in conventional and non-conventional weaponry, space-based
capabilities providing for force enhancement of the terrestrial conduct of war, and the role of intelligence (ISR). Course material
will include the application of strategic theories to geopolitical events; therefore, students are expected to be up to date on contemporary
global conflicts through review of media sources.
___________teaches "Summer 2017 - POL 449 D100-Selected Topics in International Relations II (4)-NATO and Canadian Security and Defence-Class Number: 6232"; Delivery Method: In Person, Simon Fraser University; available at https://www.sfu.ca/outlines.html?2017/summer/pol/449/d100 (accessed 26 July 2017);
Title: NATO and Canadian Security and Defence
The NATO Field School starts at SFU-Burnaby with in-classroom learning via lectures and seminars about Canada’s security and defence policies,
the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Students will do in-depth reading on these topics and give
classroom presentations. Students will learn from practitioners how CAF functions, how the Canadian government implements defence policy, and
how Canadian operations take place in the NATO context. Learning will be supplemented by academics and foreign and military officers as guest
lecturers, and visits to Canadian Forces Bases in B.C. Following the in-class program component students will be prepared to represent NATO nations
in simulations. The Brussels component of the course involves one week of briefings and observations at NATO headquarters (including the Canadian
Joint Delegation), SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) in Mons, and the Canadian Mission to the European Union. This is followed
by a week in Rome at the NATO Defense College (NDC) where the SFU team will undertake 4-5 days of professional NATO simulation, using NDC
curriculum and the support of NDC staff. The Field School will receive briefings on a one-day trip to Joint Forces Command in Naples. The final
component of the course involves students working independently on their final essay and Briefings Report.
Front cover: Sergeant Rod Dearing's Section after the Medak fire-fight, photo courtesy Colonel Jim Calvin
___________Tested mettle : Canada's peacekeepers at war / by Scott Taylor and Brian Nolan, Ottawa : Esprit de Corps Publications, 1998, 264 p. : map ; 24 cm. NOTES: Includes index. ISBN: 1895896088;
[Lieutenant J. Lavallée's case and Major Louis MacKay, the JAG officer]
Lieutenant J. Lavallée was a young platoon commander on his first peace-
keeping tour. Like many of his fellow officers in the Vandoos, Lavallée saw
himself as a hard-drinking, hard fighting man, in a regiment that made his own
rules. There was no agreed-upon zone of separation in the Krajina, and other
than in the Medak Pocket, the Serb and Croat belligerents still opposed each
other directly along the front-lines. The new crop of UN peacekeepers, like
Calvin's 2 PPCLI before them, patrolled within the Serb zone and awaited the
top-level negotiators. Only if a cease-fire was signed would Lessard's battalion
deploy into no man's land and establish a series of observation posts. In the
meantime, the Vandoos set themselves up in platoon houses and established a
UN presence among the Serbs. Lt. Lavallée enjoyed these road patrols which
were inevitably delayed at the various Serb checkpoints. Armed with AK47s
and rocket launchers, the bored Serbian militiamen would often halt the Cana-
dian APCs simply to initiate "negotiations" with the foreign soldiers. These ritu-
als, regardless of the time of day, involved a high volume of alcohol consump-
tion and tough talk.
At one such extended session in a smoky bunker, Lavallée became visibly
inebriated on his Serb hosts' homemade plum brandy (Slivovitz). As he began to
slur his speech and become unsteady on his feet, the Serbs pressed him with
more of the strong booze. The young female translator grew increasingly alarmed
at both Lavallée's condition and his insistence that he would continue drinking
with his "new friends."
She snuck outside to the APC and advised a master corporal of Lavallée's
drunken state. The young NCO went to the bunker entrance where he engaged
Lavallée in a heated debate. Egged on by his Serbian "friends", Lavallée sud-
denly leapt at the terrified soldier and proceeded to beat him to a bloody pulp on
the bunker floor. Grinning drunkenly, Lavallée raised his arms in triumph, slurred,
"Now, I'll go," and then wobbled out into the night air.
When news of the incident reached UN headquarters in Zagreb, Major Gen-
eral Arch MacInnis met with his top military lawyer. The assistant judge advo-
cate general, Major Louis MacKay, told MacInnis that although the details re-
mained sketchy, he thought that a court martial was warranted. A flurry of sen-
sitive phone calls took place between Zagreb and NDHQ, and MacInnis was
instrucrted to consult with LCol. Lessard. When this conversation took place,
Lessard advised his contingent commander that he would deal with Lavallée
"in house." The reason why Lessard rejected the idea of holding a court martial
was made clear: "He's one of my best officers." [pp. 147-148]
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le 21 janvier 2011);
Ce mémoire porte sur la crise d'octobre 1970, particulièrement sur
l'instauration de l'état d'exception au Québec suite à deux
enlèvements perpétrés par des membres du Front de Libération du
Par-delà la question de la lutte au terrorisme, l'état d'exception déployée durant les événements est analysé dans son lien avec la crise politique et sociale sous-jacente aux événements d'octobre. Ce mémoire
vise ainsi à analyser la relation qui peut s'établir entre le recours aux mesures d'exception par le gouvernement fédéral et la crise de légitimité du pouvoir de l'Etat engendrée par le mouvement indépendantiste québécois.
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___________ "Lowering the Standard: R. v. Oickle and the Confessions Rule in Canada (2005) 10 Canadian Criminal Law Review 69", (2006) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter 38-54; in the footnotes section of this article, we read "This article was submitted in somewhat different form to the University of Ottawa in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Laws....";
___________"R. v. Liwyj: Can a soldier be punished for
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paper on military law reform in England!
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Description: The soldiers and officers, along with 10 others who have left the military, participated in abuse of patients, general drunkenness and one of them committed sexual misconduct with a patient, according to a military report released yesterday. Army commander Lt.-Gen. Maurice Baril told a news conference yesterday that soldiers are only human and can be driven to vile behavior by stress. In a day of more dirty laundry for the military, Baril published the report of a military board of inquiry into incidents at Bakovici mental hospital and a separate report by a retired RCMP officer who concluded there was a sloppy investigation, but no intentional cover-up. (source: © ProQuest LLC All rights reserved and http://primo-pmtna01.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?ct=Next+Page&pag=nxt&pageNumberComingFrom=20&frbg=&indx=191&fn=search&dscnt=0&scp.scps=primo_central_multiple_fe&vid=01LOC&mode=Basic&ct=Next%20Page&srt=rank&tab=default_tab&dum=true&vl(freeText0)=%22Pierre%20Boutet%22&dstmp=1468009845159, accessed 8 July 2016);
___________"Commander may have tried coverup: memo", thestar.com, Toronto Star Archives, Toronto Star, 7 February 1997, p. A3;
The memo was released on the eve of testimony from Col. Serge Labbe, who has been silent since he headed the Canadian Airborne Regiment's ill-fated 1993 mission to Somalia.
The memo, a legal review written in the summer of 1994 by Lt.-Col. Ken Watkin, said there was reason to question Labbe's investigation of the March 4 shooting and also his
``openness in reporting to higher headquarters.''
The Somalia inquiry has been probing allegations that Labbe and others in the chain of command tried to obscure or downplay events of March 4, when two Somalis were shot in the
back as they ran away from the Canadian compound in Belet Huen. One Somali died and the other was injured.Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission. [emphasis added; source: https://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/thestar/doc/437628917.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Feb%2007,%201997&author=By%20Allan%20Thompson%20Toronto%20Star&pub=Toronto%20Star&edition=&startpage=&desc=Commander%20may%20have%20tried%20coverup:%20memo, accessed 26 July 2017]]
____________ "Delay in shooting probe set up torture, inquiry told", Toronto Star, Mar 11, 1997, p. A.9;
Description: OTTAWA - The torture killing of a Somali teenager in 1993 was directly related to the military's failure to properly investigate the suspicious shooting death of another Somali two weeks earlier, a military police officer says. And Maj. Vincent Buonamici told the Somalia inquiry yesterday that top military officers conspired to obscure the truth about what happened in Somalia and interfered with military police. Buonamici, who headed the investigation of the March 4, 1993 death of a Somali who was shot while running away, irked the deputy chief of defence at the time, Vice-Adm. Larry Murray, by asking why there had been an ``inexplicable delay'' of five weeks in ordering police to investigate the shooting. Murray is now the acting chief of defence staff. (source: © ProQuest LLC All rights reserved and http://primo-pmtna01.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?ct=Next+Page&pag=nxt&pageNumberComingFrom=10&frbg=&indx=91&fn=search&dscnt=0&scp.scps=primo_central_multiple_fe&vid=01LOC&mode=Basic&ct=Next%20Page&srt=rank&tab=default_tab&dum=true&vl(freeText0)=%22Pierre%20Boutet%22&dstmp=1468004194391, accessed 8 July 2016);
___________"Digging the dirt on Croatia ; Military mired in new scandal over troops and toxins", Toronto Star, Aug 1, 1999, p.1;
Description: The investigation languished throughout the summer and into the fall. Then, on Nov. 3, CTV News reported that a book to be published the
next day alleged soldiers had been exposed to toxins in Croatia, and a warning memo had been removed from medical files. The Reform party raised the
matter in the House of Commons the same day, invoking the case of Matt Stopford, a very sick soldier who blamed his illness on his time in Croatia. With
Stopford looking on from the gallery, Defence Minister Art Eggleton told the Commons the matter was being investigated, and chastised Reform for trying
to exploit Stopford's illness. In a Feb. 2 report for the army chief, Capt. Shane Vahey concluded there was no concrete evidence anyone ordered the medical
memos stripped from files. The investigation did reveal that one soldier, Master Seaman Wade Kelloway, claimed it was a military lawyer - the assistant
judge advocate-general in Calgary - who had instructed that memos be removed. But Vahey said the legal officer had no recollection of such an order.
However, a check of the medical records of 153 soldiers found only three still had the warning memo on toxins attached. "This would indicate that memos
were removed from the files of soldiers who were in (the unit) after May '95," Vahey wrote.
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___________ "Halt inquiry into Somalia urges lawyer for ex-officer", Toronto Star, Nov 16, 1995, p. A.18;
Description: OTTAWA - The Somalia inquiry should be suspended so it doesn't prejudice the court-martial of former Canadian Airborne Regiment commander Carol Mathieu, the inquiry was told yesterday. ``There is only one protection available to Lt.-Col Mathieu in light of the Charter, in light of equity, in the light of fairness and natural justice,'' Mathieu's lawyer Raphael Schachter told the inquiry probing the Airborne's 1992-93 Somalia mission. ``That is that the commission adjourn, pending the resolution of the parallel criminal proceeding.'' Chief of Defence Staff Gen. John de Chastelain is obliged by military regulations to order a new court-martial for Mathieu, defence department spokesperson Capt. Conrad Bellehumeur said. But Defence Minister David Collenette has the authority to dispense with Mathieu's new trial, if the military's judge advocate-general advises him to do so. [source: © ProQuest LLC All rights reserved, http://primo-pmtna01.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?ct=Next+Page&pag=nxt&pageNumberComingFrom=1&frbg=&&indx=1&fn=search&dscnt=0&scp.scps=primo_central_multiple_fe&mode=Basic&vid=01LOC&ct=search&srt=rank&tab=default_tab&vl(freeText0)=Ottawa%20%22Judge%20Advocate%20General%22&dum=true&dstmp=1467926033683, accessed 7 July 2016]
____________"Quebec `army' has public up in arms Red faces all around over Bloc's invitation to Canadian soldiers", Toronto Star, Nov 11, 1995, p.B.4;
Description: IN THE dying days of the Quebec referendum campaign, the Bloc Quebecois sent a fax to all the military bases in the province.
In it, they appealed to every Quebecer serving in the Canadian armed forces to prepare to switch their loyalty to a Quebec military ``the'' day
after a Yes vote. It read: ``The day after a Yes . . . Quebec must create immediately a defence department, the embryo of a defence staff and
offer all Quebecers serving in the Canadian Forces the chance to integrate into the Quebec Forces.'' [source: © ProQuest LLC All rights reserved,
available at: http://primo-pmtna01.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?ct=Next+Page&pag=nxt&pageNumberComingFrom=18&frbg=&indx=171&
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_____________"Somalia commission criticizes military's bid to oust soldier", Toronto Star, Aug 28, 1996, p.A.9;
Description: OTTAWA - The Canadian military's attempt to discharge a soldier who spoke out about the Somalia affair has been slammed by the Somalia inquiry as prejudicial, disturbing and contrary to the pursuit of truth. In a letter sent yesterday to Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Jean Boyle, the trio of Somalia inquiry commissioners headed by Mr. Justice Gilles Letourneau asked Boyle to suspend the administrative action against Corp. Michel Purnelle, who faces dismissal from the military. ``In our view, the procedures adopted for proceeding against Corporal Purnelle are prejudicial to the public interest in the effective pursuit of the truth in our inquiry,'' the Somalia commissioners wrote. (source: © ProQuest LLC All rights reserved and http://primo-pmtna01.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?ct=Next+Page&pag=nxt&pageNumberComingFrom=11&frbg=&indx=101&fn=search&dscnt=0&scp.scps=primo_central_multiple_fe&vid=01LOC&mode=Basic&ct=Next%20Page&srt=rank&tab=default_tab&dum=true&vl(freeText0)=%22Pierre%20Boutet%22&dstmp=1468004266638, accessed 8 July 2016);
Peter MacKay, the subject of the Article by Elizabeth Thompson
THOMPSON, Elizabeth, "Law, politics, and life at the crossroads --Cross Examined", 4 January 2016, interview with former conservative minister Peter MacKay, available at http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/5874/Law-politics-and-life-at-the-crossroads.html (accessed 8 January 2016),
He [Peter MacKay] says his time as a cabinet minister and having the opportunity to work with top attorneys general around the world has also made him a better lawyer. “Every life experience is cumulative. You’re gaining perspective, you’re seeing things through others’ eyes. Being at the Department of Justice has very much impacted on how I would conduct myself as a lawyer. As did time at the Department of National Defence and exposure to the Judge Advocate General’s office and rules of engagement. Before that, at the Department of Foreign Affairs, and seeing how lawyers in other parts of the world play a role in the life of their countries.”
THOMPSON, Katherine, "Teaching IHL Workshop Comes to Canada --
Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta hosts a 'Teaching IHL
Workshop", University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, 28 May 2012;
available at https://lawschool.ualberta.ca/news/main-news/2012/may/teachingihlworkshopcomestocanada
(accessed 24 May 2015);
Andrew Thomson, second from right at the Humanitarian Law Conference held at the University of Calgary
(source: http://www.redcross.ca/blog/2015/3/lessons-learned-at-international-humanitarian-law-conference, acessed 20 May 2015)
THOMSON, Andrew, "Doctrine of the Protection of Nationals:
the rise of the Non-combatant Evacuation Operation", (2012) 11 (3)
Washington University Global
Studies Law Review 627-668, available at http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1414&context=law_globalstudies
(accessed 22 February 2015); see http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=42737&tid=067
(accessed on 21 May 2012);
___________Biographical note on Andrew Thomson:
Andrew Thomson, LL.B., is a member of the Office of the Judge Advocate General and an officer in the Canadian Forces. He has served as a legal advisor on missions to Bosnia
in 2003–2004, as well as to Afghanistan where he served as the Deputy Task Force Legal Advisor in 2009–2010 advising on a range of operational law issues. He is recently served
in the Directorate of International and Operational Law, and is now a Special Assistant to the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Forces. (source at
http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1414&context=law_globalstudies , at p. 627 (accessed 22 February 2015).
THOMSON, Gordon, Nabbing the devil: practical considerations in the use of armed force in the apprehension and arrest of persons indicted in war crimes, LL.M. thesis, University of British Columbia, 2005, vii, 338 leaves: ill; 28 cm; at the time of his LL.M, Gordon Thomson was a LCdr with the Office of the Judge Advocate General; available at http://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/16464, access 2 March 2015;
This thesis considers the challenges faced by international criminal tribunals in gaining physical jurisdiction over those persons indicted for the commission of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The thesis covers the need for justice for victims of such crimes, the history of the laws of war, war crimes and their prosecution, the need for an interdiction instrument, the legal basis for acting with force to arrest indictees, the use of military force to effect such arrests, and some of the various political and practical issues that arise in such use of force. I sought out first hand quotes and stories contained in various media sources, books and court transcripts to lend a voice to the victims. Substantiating the requirement for justice, I researched the written works and oral texts of academics, politicians, jurists, and senior military commanders, who have experienced firsthand the difficulties in preventing atrocities and prosecuting accused. To concisely discuss the history of the laws of war, I studied various academic works on the conduct of war including the writings of various history, religious and legal academics, as well as several primary source documents, including religious texts. In considering current international tribunals, I relied on treaty and customary international law documents, United Nations' documentation, and the current tribunals' statutes. The case law on extraterritorial detention of accused was found in trial and appellate court decisions from the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, Israel and the ICTY. The thesis concludes that current international tribunals lack necessary mechanisms for enforcing indictments and thus ensuring that accused are brought before the courts' jurisdiction. In light of this inadequacy, a practical mechanism is needed to effect the interdiction and arrest of indictees for current and future international criminal tribunals. In conclusion, the use of military force to secure the detention and delivery of accused before the jurisdiction of issuing courts can be justified and should be utilized when other options have failed to effect with celerity, the accused's arrest. (source: http://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/16464, access 2 March 2015)
THOMSON, Michael, The Quest for Control in Canadian Defense
Policy : The Evolution of Defence Management and Organization,
1963-1972, Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements
for the Doctorate in Philosophy degree in History, Department of
History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa, 2014, vii, 360
leaves; available at http://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/bitstream/10393/31844/1/Thompson_Michael_2014_thesis.pdf
(accessed 23 May 2015);
This study examines the evolution of Canadian defence organization and administration from the integration and unification of the Canadian Forces, starting with the arrival of Paul Hellyer as Minister of National Defence in 1963, to the full integration of military and civilian staffs at National Defence Headquarters in 1972. It seeks to understand the underlying defence management philosophy by explaining the evolving decision making process and how and why certain management techniques and organizational concepts came to be embodied in the policy process. The goal of this work is to gain insight into not only the management of defence but its relationship to, and place within, general organization and management theory. The idea of rationalizing the business of defence lies at the heart of the history of the reorganizations in the 1960s and early 1970s. Management and organization were arranged to allow defence decision making to become a more rational process, characterized by new degrees of control, in order to aid the overall effectiveness of the policy-making process. Overall,there existed a progression of administrative and management rationalization that had been occurring not only in the post-Second World War era, but since the turn of the century, both within and without the public sphere. While there was much to be critical about unification and the general defence policy vision of Hellyer, the evolution and development of modern management techniques in defence during the 1960s can largely be situated within an ongoing history of bureaucratization and management evolution of large scale organizations in general and military organizations in particular.
THOMSON, Michael H., Barbara D. Adams, and Jessica A. Sartori,
"Moral and Ethical Decision Making Literature Review", Toronto:
DRDC, 2005; available at http://pubs.drdc.gc.ca/PDFS/unc48/p524514.pdf
(accessed on 2 August 2012);
___________ "Moral and Ethical Decision Making in Canadian Forces Operations", Toronto: DRDC number CR-2006-013, available at http://www.publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2007/nd-dn/D69-1-2006E.pdf (accessed on 7 June 2014);
THOMSON, Michael H., Courtney D.T. Hall and Barbara D. Adams, Current Canadian Forces Education and Training for Moral and Ethical Decision Making in Operations, January 2010, xiv, 42 p., DRDC No. CR 2009-043; available at http://www.researchgate.net/publication/235080751_Current_Canadian_Forces_Education_and_Training_for_Moral_and_Ethical_Decision_Making_in_Operations (accessed 9 September 2015)
2.1.4 Canadian Forces Military Law Centre (CFMLC)
The Canadian Forces Military Law Centre (CFMLC) functions as the military legal education and training centre for the CF. It is a joint effort of CDA and the Office of the Judge Advocate General
(JAG). Its mandate includes providing legal education and training materials and services to military members to prepare them for legal challenges they may confront in current and future
operations. The CFMLC provides legal research, education, and training to the CF. Research often focuses on military justice and law. Its efforts are aimed at enhancing discipline across the CF and
ensuring that the CF can carry out current and future missions in accordance with all applicable domestic and international laws. We were unable to speak to a SME instructor from CFMLC to
discuss education and training efforts with respect to moral and ethical decision making in operational contexts. (p, 15)
Image source: http://www.lonepinepublishing.com/cat/9781897278116/author, accessed 5 October 2016
The thesis primarily examines the legality of the courtsmartial that followed the 1838-1839 rebellion in Lower Canada against the contemporary principles of British jurisprudence and concludes that Sir John Colborne, the acting governor of the colony, and others within the governing political elite of Lower Canada exceeded their authority and violated the British Constitution in order to obtain convictions and executions of Patriotes for the purpose of satisfying their perception of justice and to deter another rebellion. The paper also concludes that what happened in Lower Canada is an example of the "law" being created by one or more of society's segments in favour of the interest of the dominant class or groups over the rest of society. Furthermore, fundamental legal rights are tossed aside when they are deemed an impediment by the dominant class or groups and the rule of law will only prevail when those in authority feel secure from serious threats. The work looks at the nature of law, its social contexts, and its relationship to power. It also discusses the history of the prohibition in Great Britain against the court-martial of civilians, the entitlement of British colonists and the inhabitants of "conquered colonies" to the legal rights of British subjects, and the use of courts-martial in the early nineteenth century in Upper Canada, South Africa, and the British Caribbean. All of the materials used herein were found in the University of British Columbia's Main Library, Law Library, and Sedgewick Library.
Source of image: (2004) 1 Les actualités JAG Newsletter at p. 39
THORNE, Stephen, "Canadian troops depart for Afghanistan", The Globe and Mail, published 19 July 2003; updated 22 April 2009, available at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadian-troops-depart-for-afghanistan/article25686424/ (accessed 13 October 2016);
There were hugs, kisses and plenty of tears as 150 troops said their goodbyes Saturday before departing on a six-month mission into the great unknown of Afghanistan.
Defence Minister John McCallum reiterated the point Saturday, acknowledging that Canadians will be in harm's way but reminding them that they are there for Canada's security as well as Afghanistan's.
...Major Louis MacKay of Halifax, a legal advisor to the brigade commander, said the troops are well-equipped with what everybody is calling "robust" rules of engagement.
It is Maj. MacKay's job to interpret those rules for the Canadian contingent. He said the interpretations of "lethal force" vary among the nations involved but the Canadians, he said, "are equipped for everything."
"As in any mission, the rules of engagement cannot negate the inherent right of self-defence."
THORSON, D.S., F.E. Gibson and J.W. Ryan for the Canada
Commissioners, "Courts Martial - Use of Self-Criminating
Evidence", (1974) 56 Proceedings Uniform Law Conference of
Canada 136-144 and p. 31; the exact title of the
publication is: Proceedings of the Fifty-Sixt Annual Meeting
of the Uniform Lzaw Conference of Canada; Research Note:
the title is somewhat misleading as it concerns not courts martial
but Boards of Inquiry; available at http://www.ulcc.ca/en/poam2/56th%20Annual%20Meeting.pdf
on 8 January 2012);
Cdr Bonita Thornton, left, Canadian Bar Association, 2014 Ethics and Military Law Conference,
Ottawa, 6 June 2014; image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cba_abc/14436554264/in/
set-72157644793841409/, accessed on 1 February 2015.
THORNTON, Bonita, "Military Operational Law -- Droit
Opérationnel Militaire, August 2012, pdf format, part of the
2012 Canadian Bar Association Canadian Legal Conference and
Marketplace/Conf/rence juridique canadienne (CJC) et Marché
juridique de l'Association du Barreau canadien; available
from the Canadian Bar Association Store; $40.00 for
non-members and $25.00 for members;
___________"Military Operational Law -- Droit Opérationnel Militaire", in CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STREAM MATERIALS, 100 Years of JAG Advice to the Canadian Forces - Challenges and Opportunities / 100 ans du Juge-avocat général (JAG) au service des Forces armées canadiennes : défis et perspectives [PRESENTATION] [PRESENTATION FRANÇAIS], Moderator: Lieutenant-Commander Pascal Lévesque, Office of the Judge Advocate General (Gatineau); Speakers: Colonel Mario Léveillée, Office of the Judge Advocate General (Ott.); Lieutenant-Colonel Roger Strum, Office of the Judge Advocate General (Ott.); Commander Bonita Thornton, Office of the Judge Advocate General (Toronto); Note: CBA Canadian Legal Conference, CBA and CCCA Programs, August 12-14, 2012, Vancouver, BC; available at http://www.cba.org/CBA/Vancouver2012/cba-pd/Materials.aspx, accessed on 21 January 2015;
___________Notes on Bonita Thornton (not necessarily written by her):
Bonita Thornton was born in Toronto, Ontario. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, she worked in a variety of occupations across Canada, including employment as a librarian and a musician. She joined the Canadian Forces in 1986 and later became a commissioned officer. Bonita worked as an Administration Officer/Human Resource Manager with the Department of National Defence at a number of locations. She has lived and worked in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
Manager, Investigations Department Law Society of Upper Canada
In the 1990s Bonita made a career change, attended and graduated from Queen’s University Law School and was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She worked briefly as a labour and employment lawyer in downtown Toronto. In early 2000 she became Military Legal Officer/Lawyer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General (“JAG”).
In 2006 Bonita was promoted to the rank of Commander and became the Assistant Judge Advocate General, Central Region, the senior military lawyer managing five legal offices throughout Ontario. In this position she provided legal advice and training to the Military Police and commanders of Canadian Forces Bases and Units on disciplinary and criminal investigations, appropriate charges, summary trials and courts martial. In addition she advised on operational, International and administrative law.
In 2008 – 2009, Commander Thornton was the senior legal advisor to the Canadian Task Force in Afghanistan. In June 2010 she was the senior legal advisor to the Commander of the Military Joint Task Force assisting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during the G8/G20 Summit.
In late 2012 Bonita commenced a new position as the Manager, Investigations Department with the Law Society of Upper Canada.(source: http://hbprofessionaldevelopment.com/cpdtoronto/10-30-2013_bio-bonita-thorton.html, accessed 21 January 2015)
Image source: http://www.honorguard.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/409080/lieutentant-colonel-timothy-w-thurston-ii/, accessed 5 October 2016
Tilch, source de la photo: http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/florence-tilch/4b/55a/601,
visité 2 février 2015
TILCH, Florence, Récits de déserteurs et de volontaires: enquête sur la configuration narrative de deux figures de l'imaginaire franco-québécois, thèse présentée à la Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales de l'Université Laval dans le cadre du programme de doctorat en histoire pour l'obtention du grade de Philosophiae doctor (Ph.D.), Départment d'histoire, Faculté des lettres, Université Laval, Québec, 2013, 409 p.; disponible à www.theses.ulaval.ca/2013/29712/29712.pdf (vérifié le 8 novembre 2014);
Les déserteurs et les volontaires sont des acteurs de l’histoire québécoise qui ne sont pas toujours évidents à étudier. Tant de mythistoires entourent ces deux personnages qui symbolisent avant tout deux attitudes et comportements antagonistes lors de conflits militaires ! Au Québec francophone, les déserteurs et les volontaires des guerres mondiales sont toutefois devenus des protagonistes qui représentent bien davantage qu’un endossement ou un refus du service aux armes. L’objectif de cette thèse est de comprendre les valeurs multiples et changeantes qu’incarnent ces deux figures au sein du grand récit collectif et des petits récits qui marquent l’imaginaire de la communauté québécoise. En effet, depuis la Guerre des Boers en Afrique du Sud, l’envoi de troupes à l’extérieur du Canada est une occasion pour la société d’évaluer ses allégeances et de discuter son parcours historique, ses origines et son destin. Ainsi, nous partons du constat selon lequel les représentations des déserteurs et des volontaires, qu’elles soient historiographiques ou fictionnelles, ne sont pas formulées dans le vide. Elles s’insèrent dans différentes strates narratives que nous devons dégager. Ce sont donc trois niveaux historiaux qui nous intéressent dans le cadre de cette thèse : la configuration narrative de l’expérience historique québécoise, la mise en scène des guerres mondiales au sein de ces récits collectifs et, enfin, les intrigues où figurent les déserteurs et les volontaires. Ces mondes narratifs ne sont bien sûr pas statiques et isolés, mais, au contraire, évoluent en permanence, se côtoient et se confondent dans des discours aussi différents que la fiction et l’historiographie. Nous avons choisi d’étudier des romans et des pièces de théâtre, car la fiction est le seul domaine où les représentations des volontaires et des déserteurs se côtoient et deviennent ainsi comparables. Une analyse de la configuration narrative nous disposera à établir un tableau de différents leitmotifs qui définissent les deux acteurs et à comprendre leur fonction dans la représentation des guerres mondiales. Nous pouvons alors saisir les évolutions complexes et subtiles du grand récit historique québécois et ainsi dégager une perspective nouvelle sur la négociation jamais achevée des références identitaires de la communauté. (Source: http://www.histoirequebec.chaire.ulaval.ca/tag/florence-tilch/, site visité le 2 février 2015);
Source of image: https://www.facebook.com/petertinsleyliberal/timeline?ref=page_internal, accessed 3 November 2015
TINSLEY, Peter: former JAG officer, military judge and Chair of the Military Police Complaints Commission; see http://www.ijsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/Tinsley_Peter_Executive_Director_-Profile.pdf;
Image source: www.cbc.ca/player/play/1826241220, accessed 24 August 2016
___________biographical notes, The Canadian Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, Conference 2010, Speaker and Moderator Biographies, at pp. 9-10, available at http://www.cacole.ca/confere-reunion/pastCon/pdf/2010Biographies-eng.pdf (accessed 14 December 2015);
Peter A. Tinsley
Institute for Justice Sector Development
Mr. Tinsley is a graduate of McMaster University and the University of Windsor Law School. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Mr. Tinsley had a 28-year
career in the Canadian Armed Forces, serving overseas and in Canada as a military police officer for almost 10 years. Following his graduation from law school he transferred
to the Office of the Judge Advocate General. In that capacity Mr. Tinsley was best known as the senior prosecutor and appellate counsel in the prosecution of Canadian Forces
members stationed in Somalia for murder and torture. On his departure from the military in 1997, Mr. Tinsley was Special Assistant Judge Advocate General and held the rank
of Lieutenant Colonel.
Following his retirement from the military Mr. Tinsley entered the private practice of law as a criminal defence counsel. On January 1, 1999, Mr. Tinsley was appointed by the
Government of Ontario to a five year term as the Director of the province’s Special Investigations Unit. Following that appointment and commencing in 2003 Mr. Tinsley served
as an international prosecutor in the former Yugoslavia, first with the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo and then in the newly created Special War Crimes
Department of the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In December 2005 Mr. Tinsley returned to Canada to accept an appointment by the Government of Canada to a four year
term as the Chairperson of the Military Police Complaints Commission. During this period he also served as the President of the Canadian Association of Civilian Oversight of
Law Enforcement. Mr. Tinsley is now the Executive Director of the Institute for Justice Sector Development, a non government organization created to assist nations whose justice
systems are in transition and donor states in the creation and implementation of assistance programs. In the professional context, Mr. Tinsley has spoken frequently, both within
Canada and internationally, on matters related to the Rule of Law and civilian oversight of security forces. Such presentations have been made in Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador,
Cuba, Romania, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Portugal and, most recently for the United Nations Development Program Iraq and the State Government of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
accessed 28 June 2015
___________"The Military Police Complaints Commission", in Ian D. Scott, ed., Issues in civilian oversight of policing in Canada, Toronto, ON : Canada Law Book, , xxxiv, 357 pages ; 23 cm, ISBN: 9780888047205 (pbk), 0888047207 (pbk);
___________"On the Record...Interview with Peter Tinsley, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice Sector Development, Canada", (September 2011) 37 SA Crime Quarterly 33-37; available at https://issafrica.org/uploads/CQ37OnTheRecord.pdf (accessed 25 August 2016);
___________testimony of Peter Tinsley, Former Chair, Military Police Complaints Commission, on Bill C-15,
An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make
consequential amendments to other Acts -- this Bill has the
Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act,
- before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, meeting number 66, 13 February 2013, minutes and evidence;
- before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, meeting issue 38, 29 May 2013, minutes and evidence;
TOOLEY, Robert, "Appearance or Reality? Variations in
Infantry Courts Martial, 1st Canadian Division, 1940-1945",
(October and December 1992) 22(2) and (3) Canadian Defence Quarterly 33-39
(Part I) and 40-47 (Part II); title noted in my research but
article not consulted yet (6 January 2012);
"Top Ten Reasons to Work in JAG" -- "Dix motifs irrésistibles de travailler au sen de l'équipe du JAG", JAG Newsletter -- Bulletin d'actualités, volume 1, Jan-Feb 1998;
TORONTO STAR, Editorial, "Canada’s military acted on Afghan abuses, once the media blew the whistle: Editorial. Canada's military has got the message that it has to intervene to prevent abuses of the kind Star exposed in Afghanistan" thestar.com, available at http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2016/04/13/canadas-military-acted-on-afghan-abuses-once-the-media-blew-the-whistle-editorial.html (accessed 15 April 2016);
____________"Detainee affair won't go away", Toronto Star, Feb 26, 2010, p.A.20;
Description: Brig.-Gen. Ken Watkin, Canada's judge advocate general (top military lawyer), drove home that point in a memo on May 22, 2007, soon after the transfer policy was tightened. He reminded Gen. Rick Hillier, then chief of defence staff, and the ranks that they were duty-bound to "prevent or repress" prisoner abuse and to report it. He also warned that they risked "criminal liability" for failing to act. (source: http://primo-pmtna01.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?ct=Next+Page&pag=nxt&pageNumberComingFrom=1&frbg=&&indx=1&fn=search&dscnt=0&scp.scps=primo_central_multiple_fe&mode=Basic&vid=01LOC&ct=search&srt=rank&tab=default_tab&vl(freeText0)=%22military%20lawyer%22%20canada&dum=true&dstmp=1471640121231, accessed 19 August 2016);
____________"Help, Please - Seditious Act Goes Unpunished", Toronto Star, 18 December 1995; available at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/nf.general/Vgs04yhwH88 (accessed 5 October 2016);
The Bloc Quebecois, it appears, has got away with it.
Readers will recall that on the eve of the Oct. 30 referendum, the
Bloc sent out a "communiqué" to all Canadian Forces bases in Quebec
urging soldiers to "transfer their loyalty to the new country" if the
Yes side won. They were assured that they could keep their rank,
seniority and pension benefits.
The words were attributed to Bloc MP Jean-Marie Jacob but were printed
on the letterhead of Bloc Leader Lucien Bouchard.
On the surface, the communiqué appeared to be a breach of the Criminal
Code sections on sedition, which makes it an offence to willfully
"interfere with, impair or influence the loyalty or discipline of a
member" for the Canadian Forces.
Defense Minister David Collenette called it "shocking" and asked for a
report from the military's judge advocate-general.
That's the last official word from the government on the matter. Don't
expect any more.
Sources in Ottawa say the government, fearful of turning Bouchard and
Jacob into martyrs, quietly has decided to drop the matter. There will
be no criminal charges laid.
Nor will the government pursue the matter in the House of Commons byA private citizen - Montreal lawyer Brent Tyler - is pursuing the case
demanding disciplinary action against Bouchard and Jacob if no apology
is forthcoming. (To date, neither has apologized for the communiqué,
although both have attempted to downplay its significance by citing
on his own and attempting to lay charges against Bouchard and Jacob.
But he keeps running into roadblocks. [more to read in the article]
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TORRANCE, Judy M., Public Violence in Canada, 1867-1982,
Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1986, 270 p.; title
noted in my research; book not consulted yet;
TORREALBA, José, Open Secrets, National Film Board, 2003, 52 minutes, available at https://www.nfb.ca/film/open_secrets (accessed 2 April 2016); also available in French under the title Secrets de polichinelle, disponible à https://www.nfb.ca/film/secrets_de_polichinelle;
This provocative documentary uncovers a lost chapter in Canadian military history: how the Armed Forces dealt with homosexual
behaviour among soldiers, during and after World War II. More than 60 years later, a group of five veterans, barely adults when they
enlisted, break the silence to talk about how homosexual behaviour "was even more unmentionable than cancer." Yet amidst the
brutality of war, instances of sexual awakening among soldiers and officers were occuring. Initially, the Army overlooked it, but as
the war advanced, they began to crack down: military tribunals, threats of imprisonment, discharge and public exposure. After the
war, officers accused of homosexuality were discharged. Back home in Canada, reputations and careers were ruined. For the young
men who had served their country with valour, this final chapter was often too much to bear. Based on the book Courting Homosexuals
in the Military by Paul Jackson.
Marie-Louise Tougas, source de l'image: http://www.operationspaix.net/134-banque-d-experts-tougas-marie-louise.html, site visité le 23 avril 2014
TOUGAS, Marie-Louise, Droit
international, sociétés militaires privées et conflit armé: Entre incertitudes et
responsabilités, Éditions Bruylant, octobre 2012;
___________ La prise en compte normative internationale des activités des sociétés militaires privées dans les zones de conflits : entre incertitudes et responsabilités, thèse de doctorat, Université Laval, 2011, 410 p.; disponible à www.theses.ulaval.ca/2011/27924/27924.pdf (site visité le 21 juin 2017);
____________« La responsabilité internationale d’État pour le fait d’entreprises militaires privées », (2007) Annuaire canadien de droit international 97
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TRACY, N., The enforcement of Canada's continental maritime jurisdiction, Ottawa : Department of National Defence, Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, 1975, vii, 185 p. ; 28 cm. (series; ORAE Report; no. R44) (series; ORAE extra-mural paper no.R44), Bibliography: p. 178-185; title noted in my research but document not consulted yet (29 February 2012);
Abstract: The study has been written with the objective of elucidating the significance of Canada's military capacity in the realization of Canada's maritime jurisdictional claims. It is concerned with Canada's ability to impose control upon foreign nationals who are obeying the will of their own governments. Accordingly the account considers the possibility of unilateral action to directly achieve the objectives. But when that is shown to be largely inappropriate, attention is turned to the means of bringing about a change in the attitudes of foreign governments. In this respect the study is essentially confined to the place of the military in achieving such alterations. (source: http://pubs.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/BASIS/pcandid/www/engpub/DDW?W%3DSYSNUM=118199&r=0, accessed on 23 April 2014)
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Defence and the Canadian Forces, available at http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pses-saff/2008/results-resultats/res-eng.aspx?cd=&o1=03&o2=002&o3=000&o4=000&o5=000
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al., "Portrait d'avocat -- Major Jean Caron", dans
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le 18 mars 2012);
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legal status of military aircraft in international law,
LL.M. thesis, McGill University, 2003, iii, 116 leaves; available
(accessed on 18 March 2012);
Since the beginning of the history of aviation, the use of aircraft for military purposes
revealed an efficient and dangerous weapon in the arsenal of a State. First it was used
as observatory post, and then the aircraft took a more active role in combat until it
became a destructive and deadly weapon. The definition of military aircraft in
international law is not clear as States only wish to regulate international civil
air navigation and not state aircraft. On the other hand, the
defines the status of every aircraft with their respective duties and rights in the
conduct of hostilities. The interception of civil aircraft by military aircraft shall
be done in accordance with the international standards adopted by the International
Civil Aviation Organization in virtue of the Chicago Convention and it's limited to
determine the identity of the aircraft. The use of deadly force against civilian
aircraft in flight is equivalent of pronouncing the death sentence of its occupants
without the hearing of a trial. Respecting the international standards of interception
of civil aircraft is a necessity. [Source: AMICUS catalogue, Library and Archives Canada]
___________Major Michel Tremblay receiving his diploma of achievement for the OPDP program from BGen Pierre Boutet, JAG, on 2 February 1998; image source: JAG Newsletter/Bulletin d'actualités du JAG, volume 1, Part 1, Jan-Feb 98 (posted 21 December 2016);
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réalités contemporaines: les insurrections criminelles
peuvent-elles être qualifiées de conflits armés?, Master
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droit international humanitaire et de droits humains à Genève,
Université de Genève, 2011, 89 p., superviseur: Prof. Yves
Sandoz; made public by an access to information request,
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put on line on 28 September 2012;
- Table des matières;
- écrit complet (89 p.);
___________"Justice Reform in Kandahar Province / Réforme de la justice dans la province de Kandahar", (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter 22-24; article in French & English/article en français et en anglais;
___________"Legal Advisor, Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, TFA ROTO 2 / Conseiller juridique, Équipe provinciale de reconstruction à Kandahar, Force opérationnelle en Afghanistan ROTO 2", (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter 21; article in French & English/article en français et en anglais;
___________Notes bibliographiques sur le Lieutenant-Colonel Tammy
Tremblay, disponible à http://www.iihl.org/Media/Default/Courses%20and%20Workshops/27%C3%A8me%20Cours%20Avanc%C3%A9/LCol%20Tremblay-Bio%20%28FR%20July%202014%29.pdf
(vérifié le 3 février 2015);
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__________ "Seven Tales, Seven Principles: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Red Cross Red Crescent Fundamental Principles", 7 October 2015, one of the speakers;
Hosted by the Embassy of Italy in Vienna, this celebration was part of broader two-day reflection
organized by the Austrian Red Cross, the International Federation and the ICRC, bringing together
components of the Movement, as well as states, humanitarian organizations and other interested
stakeholders. The event features short personal testimonies and powerful reflections on the meaning
and impact of the seven Fundamental Principles.
The seven speakers were: Abdullahi Ahmed, Cultural Mediator at the Italian Red Cross; Elena Ajmone Sessera,
ICRC Operations Coordinator for the Americas; Greg Arnold, Singer-songwriter, Producer and Lecturer;
Ambassador Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Integration; Prof. Fausto Pocar,
President of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law; Claire Schocher-Döring, Head the Restoring Family
Links Section at the Austrian Red Cross; LCol Tammy Tremblay, Legal Advisor, Canadian Armed Forces.
[Source: blogs.icrc.org/law-and-policy/2016/04/13/conference-cycle-principles-guiding-humanitarian-action/, accessed 30 June 2016]
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source: (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter 25
TROISFONTAINES, Albert (Bert), "Operation Athena Roto 2, Kandahar Province", (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter 25;
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___________ as a listed contributing author, for the following publication; Condron, Sean and contributing authors, Operational Law Handbook 2011, Virginia: International and Operational Law Department The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School Charlottesville, 2011, iv, 566 p., available at https://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/pdf/operational-law-handbook_2011.pdf (accessed 25 February 2017);
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TURCOTTE, Kerry, Independent Torture or Ordinary Crime?
A rethinking of Torture Scholarship in Light of Somalia,
1993, thesis, Master of Arts, McMaster University, 2001, ix,
104 leaves, supervisor: Dr. N. McLaughlin; available at https://macsphere.mcmaster.ca/bitstream/11375/11027/1/fulltext.pdf
(accessed 29 April 2015);
Torture, no matter how it is conceived is not an uncommon phenomenon (see, for example, Amnesty International, 1998, 1999). Extant conceptions of perpetrators of torture are rooted in a bipolar framework that can trace its origins to attempts to understand the Nazi Holocaust of World War II. This literature has serious limitations in cases where individuals torture in the absence of a bureaucratic machine that orchestrates large-scale, sustained attacks against an 'enemy' group. There is a segment of the perpetrator population absent from the literature. The theoretical constructs to deal with their actions do not exist. The concept of Independent torturers is developed in this thesis, in order to assist in this goal. Independent Torturers (ITs) represent a partial hybridisation of the characteristics commonly attributed to the polar categories of leaders and followers, the constituent elements of the bureaucratic torture engine. In addition, a process of internalisation and localisation of positional authority, and the development of impunity beliefs are presented as theorised precursors to IT emergence. Using legal definitions of torture, the idea that many of the episodes of criminal assault we witness in our everyday surroundings actually constitute episodes of independent torture is presented. The specific case of the torture-murder of Shidane Arone by soldiers of the 2 Commando of the Canadian Airborne Regiment (CAR) is explored as an example of the uses to which these novel theoretical concepts can be put. A combination of social-psychological and organisational factors are necessary to theorise independent torture. This thesis marks the preliminary phase of a multidimensional theoretical and empirical approach to the study of independent torture. (source: https://macsphere.mcmaster.ca/handle/11375/11027, accessed 29 April 2015);
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Lisa L. Turner
TURNER, Lisa, "Developing Client-Ready Practitioners: Learning How to Practice National Security Law at Military Law Schools", (2014) 7 Journal of National Security Law & Policy 1-80; available at http://jnslp.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Developing-Client-Ready-Practitioners.pdf (accessed 4 July 2016); American but makes reference to Canada;
TURNER, Mary, "Non-public property -- unraveling the mystery" (July/Juillet 2007) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; available at http://www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters/mil-2007/news.aspx#top (accessed on 25 April 2012); with the same title at https://www.cfmws.com/en/aboutus/cfpfss/corporate%20strategy/npp_education/pages/demystifying-npp.aspx (accessed on 20 April 2014); note: Mary Turner, Canadian Forces Legal Advisor;
TURNER, Mary, "Éclaircir le mystère entourant les biens non-publics" (July/Juillet 2007) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://www.cba.org/abc/nouvelles/mil-2007/nouvelles.aspx#article2 (site visité le 25 avril 2012);
Michael Tutton, image source: LCdr Brent Walden, defence counsel
cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/ image source: https://ca.linkedin.
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TUTTON, Michael, "Court martial hears ex-reservist called co-worker's hair 'nappy,' hit superior. Retired corporal Garett Rollman charged in incidents alleged to have occurred in February 2016", CBC News Nova Scotia, 31 July 2017; available at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/retired-corporal-garett-rollman-court-martial-1.4229277 (accessed 1 August 2017). Note: the prosecutor is Capt Greg Moorehead and defence counsel is LCdr Brent Walden
Sara Collins, defence counsel
____________"Navy sailor who deserted ship gets reprimand, $5,000 fine", Global News, 7 May 2014; available at http://globalnews.ca/news/1316230/navy-sailor-who-deserted-ship-gets-reprimand-5000-fine/ (accessed 13 August 2016); court martial of Lt(N) Derek de Jong;
Source de l'image: www.tvanouvelles.ca/2015/02/17/la-bosnie-pourrait-elle-expliquer-le-comportement-dun-ex-militaire
TVA Nouvelles, "La Bosnie pourrait-elle expliquer le comportement d'un ex-militaire?", TVA Nouvelles,| Publié le - Mis à jour
Le procès en cour martiale de Hugo Paradis, accusé de mauvais entreposage d'armes à feu, s'est poursuivi mardi à la base militaire de Bagotville.
L’accusé a témoigné, tout comme son psychiatre. Hugo Paradis a expliqué qu’il aime les armes, qu’il les collectionne, qu’il aime la chasse et aussi
participer à des compétitions de tir sportif. [extrait]
TVA Nouvelles, "Justice militaire-- Des changements exigés", TVA Nouvelles National, site web publié le 12 février 2015 avec video clip sur la nouvelle édition du livre de Gilles Létourneau et Michel Drapeau, Military Justice in Action: Annotated National Defence , Military Justice in Action: Annotated National Defence Legislation, Second Edition; disponible à http://tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/infos/national/archives/2015/02/20150212-130051.html (vérifié le 14 mars 2015);
TVA Nouvelles, "Stéphanie Raymond devant une commission d'enquête", TVA Nouvelles, Publié le 29 mai 2015, avec video clip, disponible à http://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2015/05/29/stephanie-raymond-devant-une-commission-denquete (vérifié le 5 juin 2016); comprend un interview avec l'avocat de Stéphanie Raymond, Michel Drapeau;
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UNITED NATIONS CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE UNIT, web site, available at https://cdu.unlb.org/ (accessed 23 December 2016);
CDU [Conduct and Discipline Unit] provides overall direction for conduct and discipline issues in peacekeeping operations and special
political missions, including incidents of sexual exploitation and abuse.
UNITED NATIONS, Secretary-General, Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts, circa 2006, see Canada at pp. 6-7; available at Click here (accessed on 31 May 2012);
.........Image source for
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UNITED NATIONS, Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, transmitted to the General Assembly by the Secretary-General on 7 August 2013 in accordance with resolution 17/2 of the Human Rights Council, United Nations document A/68/285, 23 p., original in the English language; available at http://www.law.yale.edu/documents/pdf/conference/UN_A68-285.pdf (accessed on 12 May 2014);
The present report focuses on the administration of justice through military tribunals. In many countries, the use of military tribunals
raises serious concerns in terms of access to justice, impunity for past human rights abuses perpetrated by military regimes, the independence
and impartiality of the judiciary and respect for fair trial guarantees for the defendant.
The report focuses on four issues of concern, namely: (a) the independence and impartiality of military tribunals; (b) the personal
jurisdiction of military tribunals, including the question of investigation and prosecution of civilians; (c) the subject-matter
jurisdiction of military tribunals, including the question of investigation and prosecution of serious human rights violations
allegedly perpetrated by military personnel; and (d) fair trial guarantees in proceedings beforemilitary tribunals.
The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers addresses these concerns and proposes a number
of solutions that are premised on the view that the jurisdiction of military tribunals should be restricted to offences of
a military nature committed by military personnel. States that establish military justice systems should aim to guarantee
the independence and impartiality of military tribunals, as well as the exercise and enjoyment of a number of human rights,
including the right to a fair trial and the right to an effective remedy. The present report is based on an analysis of
international and regional human rights instruments, the jurisprudence of international and regional human rights
mechanisms and responses received to a questionnaire on military justice.
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Peacebuilding : lessons from the Past -- Building for the
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UN Peacekeeping International Panel Series 2006-2007,
Ottawa: United Nations Association in Canada, March 2007, 190 p.,
available at http://unac.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/UN-Report.pdf
(accessed on 3 November 2014);
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UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL, Commission on Human Rights, International Standard Principles Governing the Administration of Justice Through Military Tribunals, Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur of the Sub-Commission
on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Emmanuel Decaux, Geneva: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), 2010, 25 p., ISBN: 978-92-9222-104-1; available at http://www.dcaf.ch/Publications/International-Standard-Principles-Governing-the-Administration-of-Justice-Through-Military-Tribunals (accessed 7 April 2017); publié en français également;
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction to the Toolkit 6
Introduction to the Principles Governing the Administration of Justice
Through Military Tribunals 9
Principles Governing the Administration of Justice Through Military Tribunals 12
Principle No. 1: Establishment of military tribunals by the constitution or the law 12
Principle No. 2: Respect for the standards of international law 12
Principle No. 3: Application of martial law 13
Principle No. 4: Application of humanitarian law 13
Principle No. 5: Jurisdiction of military courts to try civilians 14
Principle No. 6: Conscientious objection to military service 14
Principle No. 7: Jurisdiction of military tribunals to try minors under the age of 18 15
Principle No. 8: Functional authority of military courts 16
Principle No. 9: Trial of persons accused of serious human rights violations 16
Principle No. 10: Limitations on military secrecy 17
Principle No. 11: Military prison regime 18
Principle No. 12: Guarantee of habeas corpus 18
Principle No. 13: Right to a competent, independent and impartial tribunal 19
Principle No. 14: Public nature of hearings 20
Principle No. 15: Guarantee of the rights of the defence and the right to a just and fair trial 20
Principle No. 16: Access of victims to proceedings 21
Principle No. 17: Recourse procedures in the ordinary courts 22
Principle No. 18: Due obedience and responsibility of the superior 22
Principle No. 19: Non-imposition of the death penalty 23
Principle No. 20: Review of codes of military justice 24
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION, "National Implementation of the Penal Provisions of Chapter 4 of the Second Protocol of 26 March 1999 to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict", report prepared by Dr Roger O'Keefe, 29 March 2002, CLT/CIH/MCO/2002/PI/H/1, and see "Canada" at pp. 23-29; available at http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001586/158681e.pdf (accessed on 17 June 2012);UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Response System to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel, we site, at http://responsesystemspanel.whs.mil/ (accessed on 1 May 2014);
UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING, "Legal frameworks for deployed contingents", available at https://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/issues/legalframeworks.shtml, accessed 23 December 2016;
To improve transparency and accountability in the handling of cases of misconduct the Department of Peacekeeping Operations has requested
that each Troop Contributing Country (TCC) provide the legal framework applicable to its contingent when deployed to a UN Mission.
While the information contained in the Member State fact sheet is periodically updated, the United Nations does not guarantee that the information provided is correct, complete or up to date. The fact sheet reproduces content received from the Member States and, therefore, the United Nations is not responsible for the content nor can it guarantee its accuracy.
You can browse the legal frameworks we have received so far below:
Find out which missions these personnel are deployed to.
Australia Austria Bangladesh Belgium Canada Czech Republic
[Go to the site for all countries etc]
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, Faculty of Law, "Accountability for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Peacekeepers. Professor Joanna Harrington participates in conference panel in Ottawa
organized by the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian
Armed Forces",available at ualberta.ca/law/news/main-news/2016/november/accountability-for-sexual-abuse (accessed 15 August 2017);
The commission of sexual offences by UN peacekeepers, whether military, police or civilian, sadly remains a recurrent matter of concern, despite the
UN’s long embrace of a “zero tolerance” policy. As part of last week’s annual conference of the Canadian Council on International Law, the
Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces organized a panel discussion on sexual exploitation and abuse by UN
peacekeepers, extending an invitation to the Faculty of Law’s Professor Joanna Harrington to contribute a non-governmental perspective to the panel.
Chaired by Colonel Rob Holman, Deputy Judge Advocate General Military Justice, the conference panel also included Major Patricia Beh, Legal Officer
in the JAG’s Directorate of Law/Military Justice Strategic division, and Anne Burgess, Director of the Peace Operations Stabilization and Conflict Policy
division at Global Affairs Canada. The panel considered various mechanisms for securing accountability and more robust victim assistance, as well as the
legal challenges posed by issues of jurisdiction, extraterritoriality, and immunity.
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, Faculty of Law, "Teaching IHL Workshop
Comes to Canada", 28 May 2012: available at http://lawschool.ualberta.ca/en/news/main/2012/May/TeachingIHLWorkshopComestoCanada.aspx
(accessed on 3 June 2012);
Last week, the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta became the first Canadian law school to host a “Teaching IHL Workshop” in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross, and with the participation of officers from the Canadian Forces Military Law Centre and the office of the Judge Advocate General-Western Region at Steele Barracks. The workshop provided participants with the opportunity to discuss how we teach law students and others about the laws that apply during times of armed conflict.
Organized by Professor Joanna Harrington of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law, Professor Christopher Penny of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University, and Professor Christopher Waters of the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law, with Ilario Maiolo, Senior Legal Advisor with the Canadian Red Cross, and Anne Quintin, Public Affairs Officer with theInternational Committee of the Red Cross Regional Delegation for Canada and the United States, the two-day workshop on international humanitarian law (IHL) and the (LOAC) attracted 35 participants, including law professors and legal scholars, prosecutors and military lawyers, humanitarian law practitioners and lawyers working with NGOs, and law students and graduate students in international relations.
Image source: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_525275_en.html, accessed 4 November 2016
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, "Experts from around the world gather to discuss challenges of warfare", Note: Military Law Conference held in June 2016, University of Exeter available at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_525275_en.html (accessed 4 November 2016);
Representatives from the armed forces of several nations, NATO and the International Committee of the Red Cross joined academics
at the University of Exeter to debate some of the most pressing legal challenges facing military operations.
Participants discussed a wide spectrum of legal questions arising during military deployments, such as the impact of human rights litigation,
the emergence of hybrid threats and the legal framework of information operations.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK, International Law Society, "2012
Annual International Humanitarian Law Conference, February 3rd,
2012..."; available at http://unbgsa.ca/InTheKnowlan/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/IHL-conference_INFO_2012.pdf
on 22 May 2012);
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, Foreign Policy Practicum 2010, "Canada's Detainee Transfers in Afghanistan: An Overview of Potential Legal Implications for Canadian Officials -- Brief Submitted to the House of Commons Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan", April 2010, x, 83 p; available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/29848526/Legal-Report-Detainee-Transfers (accessed on 21 May 2012);
UPADYAYULA, Govind, legal officer with the OJAG, see ca.linkedin.com/in/govind-upadyayula-584330104 (accessed 15 August 2017);
UPCOMING LEGAL BRANCH CENTENNIAL / Le centenaire de la Branche des services juridiques qui s'en vient (courriel de Benoit Pinsonneault, 28 juin 2017);
Centenaire de la Branche des services juridiques :
le compte à rebours est lancé!
Le 28 février 2018, la Branche des services juridiques des Forces armées canadiennes célébrera ses cent années au service du Canada.
Depuis sa constitution, la Branche des services juridiques s’est méritée une réputation enviable due à la grande qualité de son offre de services axés sur les solutions aux Forces canadiennes (FC),
et ce, tant au pays qu’à l’étranger. Au cours de ce fier siècle d’histoire, la Branche a fourni une grande variété de services juridiques à l’appui des opérations et d’autres activités des FC, promouvant
ainsi le respect de la règle de droit dans leur exécution. La Branche des services juridiques a conseillé et appuyé la chaîne de commandement lors d’événements marquants de l’histoire canadienne
et de celle des FC. Elle est également prête à affronter les défis à venir, appuyée d’une équipe exceptionnelle de militaires et d’employés civils.
Pour souligner son centenaire, la Branche des services juridiques sera l’hôte de diverses activités d’ici au 28 février 2018, ainsi qu’au-delà. Plusieurs d’entre elles auront lieu à Ottawa entre le 26
février et le 2 mars 2018, coïncidant avec la tenue du colloque annuel de formation juridique permanente.
Les principales activités du Centenaire seront les suivantes :
· Concours de l’estampe du Centenaire : la Branche invitera ses membres à soumettre des créations artistiques originales célébrant cet anniversaire; des reproductions de l’œuvre
gagnante seront offertes à la vente.
· Événement de lancement : le 28 février 2018, la Branche lancera officiellement les activités célébrant son centenaire. Une cérémonie, au cours de laquelle sera notamment dévoilée
l’œuvre gagnante, sera tenue à cette fin.
· Gala du Centenaire : le Gala se tiendra au Centre Shaw au cours de la soirée du 1er mars 2018. Il permettra aux membres des FAC et à d’anciens membres, ainsi qu’à des invités de
marque, de célébrer avec style le centenaire de la Branche.
· Tribune libre : la Branche des services juridiques tiendra une série de tribunes libres interactives, au cours desquelles des membres – actuels ou anciens – de notre équipe offriront
leurs perspectives concernant la manière dont les défis et les succès passés de la Branche définissent son présent et influencent son avenir.
· Marche de Nimègue : sous réserve d’approbation, la Branche mettra sur pied une équipe de volontaires souhaitant participer à cette marche de quatre jours aux Pays-Bas.
Il s’agirait d’une première opportunité de participation à la Marche de Nimègue pour une équipe représentant la Branche des services juridiques.
· Activités des services régionaux : Des activités, visant notamment l’engagement et la mobilisation des partenaires locaux, seront organisées d’un bout à l’autre du pays sous
le leadership des divers JAGA.
De plus amples renseignements concernant ces activités seront divulgués au fur et à mesure de leur planification.
À l’aube d’une période passionnante d’activités célébrant un jalon important de l’histoire de la Branche des services juridiques, votre support et votre participation sont appréciés. Fiat justitia !
Fiers de notre passé – Engagés dans le présent – Tournés ver l’avenir
The countdown is on to the Legal Branch Centennial!
On 28 February 2018, the Canadian Armed Forces Legal Branch will celebrate 100 years of service to Canada.
Since its establishment, the Legal Branch has earned a sterling reputation by delivering high quality, solution oriented legal services in support of the Canadian Forces (CF) , both at home and
abroad. Throughout its proud 100 year history, the Legal Branch has provided all manner of legal support to CF operations and other activities, promoting their execution in accordance with
the rule of law. The Legal Branch has advised and supported the Chain of Command through many challenging times in the Canada’s, and the CF’s, history and it will continue to meet future
challenges head-on, thanks to its exceptional team of military members and civilian employees.
To mark its centennial, the Legal Branch will be hosting a diverse range of programs and activities leading up to and beyond 28 February 2018, many of which will occur during the annual
continuing legal education (CLE) symposium, running from 26 February to 2 March 2018, in Ottawa.
As planning continues, more details will follow, but the key centennial activities will be:
· Art Contest and Centennial Print: The Legal Branch will invite its members to submit an original design for the commission of a centennial print; reprints of the winning design
will be offered for sale
· Launch Event: On 28 February 2018, the Legal Branch will officially launch the centennial activities during the week of the CLE with a gathering, during which the winning art
piece will be unveiled.
· Centennial Gala: Held at the Shaw Centre on the evening of 1 March 2018, the Gala will allow for current and former CAF members, along with honoured guests, to celebrate
the Branch’s centennial in style.
· Speakers’ Corner presentations: The Legal Branch will hold a series of interactive speaking activities, during which past and present members of the Legal Branch will highlight
past challenges and successes of the Branch, and apply these insights to present and future challenges.
· Nijmegen March: Subject to approval, the Legal Branch will assemble a team of volunteers to undertake the four day march in the Netherlands. This would mark the first time
that a team representing the Legal Branch will undertake the Nijmegen March.
· Regional Services Activities: Activities are set to take place around the country, engaging local stakeholders and guided by the various AJAGs.
Your support of, and participation in, these exciting activities over the coming months is appreciated as we collectively celebrate this Legal Branch’s significant milestone. Fiat justitia!
Honouring our Past – Embracing the Present – Shaping our Future
VADNAIS, Louise, "Deux ateliers du congrès au coeur de
l'actualité: blanchiment d'argent et justice militaire", (1
mai 2002) 34(2) Le Journal du Barreau 15; avis d'un
atelier portant sur l'analyse du système de justice militaire,
Congrès du Barreau, 31 mai, par Me Guy Cournoyer et Me Pierre G.
Boutet et animé par Me Jean Asselin (Labrecque, Robitaille,
Roberge, Asselin); voir http://www.barreau.qc.ca/publications/journal/vol34/no8/blanchiment.html;
vérifier plus tard dans les procès-verbaux du Congrès pour un
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VAILLANCOURT, Pierre-Antoine, "Hot Pursuit: Moyen dépassé pour assurer le respect des normes dans les eaux d'un État côtier?", (2014) 27(1) Revue québécoise de droit international 143-; disponible à http://www.sqdi.org/wp-content/uploads/RQDI_27-1_6_Vaillancourt.pdf (vérifié 16 novembre 2015);
La Convention des Nations unies sur le droit de la mer (CNUDM) octroie aux États côtiers de nombreux droits et responsabilités dans les eaux adjacentes
à leur territoire. Pour assurer le respect de ces normes, un droit de poursuite a été prévu. Ce droit de poursuite, datant de plusieurs centaines d’années, a été
intégré dans la convention en fonction des technologies de l’époque. Cependant, parmi les critères qui encadrent ce droit, on y retrouve deux obligations
problématiques : l’obligation de signaler le début de la poursuite et l’obligation du caractère continu de la poursuite. De plus, les dispositions relatives à ces
obligations sont rédigées de telle sorte qu’intégrer l’usage de nouvelles technologies est presque impossible. Donc, la pertinence de ce droit de poursuite dépend
de sa capacité d’adaptation. C’est pourquoi une interprétation large ou une modification des dispositions pertinentes de la CNUDM est nécessaire.
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) defines the rights and responsibilities of coastal States with respect to adjacent waters.
To ensure compliance with these standards, the right of hot pursuit was devised. Dating back hundreds of years and reflecting the technology available at
the time of its ratification, the right of hot pursuit was incorporated into the Convention. However, two of its requirements have proven problematic: the
duty to report the start of the pursuit and the continuous nature of the pursuit. The provisions relating to these obligations are also drafted in such a way
as to make it nearly impossible to account for the use of new technologies. The relevance of the right of hot pursuit thus depends on its ability to adapt.
Hence, a broader interpretation or amendment of the pertinent provisions of the UNCLOS is required.
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VAILLES, Julien, "Une avocate québécois à la tête juridique de l'armée. C’est une Montréalaise qu’on a choisie pour devenir juge-avocate générale des Forces armées canadiennes, une première...", DROIT-INC, 22 juin 2017, disponible à http://www.droit-inc.com/article20600-Une-avocate-quebecoise-a-la-tete-juridique-de-l-armee (vérifié le 23 juin 2017);
« Si je pouvais la décrire en une seule phrase, je dirais que c’est une « Dame de Cœur », dans le bon sens de l’expression », dit Me
Pascal Lévesque, de chez Fradette Le Bel avocats, Chicoutimi, un spécialiste des questions militaires.
« Trois aspects majeurs » l’amènent à cette conclusion. D’abord, ses qualités de juriste hors pair, notamment lors d’opérations des
FAC à l’étranger, que ce soit au Kosovo ou plus récemment en Afghanistan et en Libye. « C’est une spécialiste des questions de
sécurité nationale et de cyberconflits. Elle a d’ailleurs co-rédigé le Manuel de Tallinn, premier guide international sur les questions
juridiques que soulève la cyberguerre. »
Me Bernatchez a par ailleurs des compétences exceptionnelles en gestion des ressources humaines, estime Pascal Lévesque : « elle
a la réputation de faire preuve d’un leadership sensé et juste. Consciente des réalités de l’environnement militaire, des exigences de
la mission et des besoins de l’organisation, elle est reconnue pour son côté profondément humain. »
Enfin, dit Me Lévesque, c’est une femme forte. « Tout au long de sa carrière, elle a conjugué les joies et les aléas d’un parcours
professionnel riche, sa vie de couple et de famille. Ce qui lui permet de prendre toute la mesure des défis que vivent les militaires ayant
eux aussi à maintenir l’équilibre travail-famille. »
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VALIQUET, Dominique, "Bill C-45: An Act to Amend the
National Defence Act and to Make Consequential Amendments to
other Acts", Ottawa: Library of Parliament, Law and
Government Division, 1 April 2008, 25 p. (series;
Legislative Summary; LS-598E), available at http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/library_parliament/legislative_summary-e/bill_c45_080401/392-598E.pdf
(accessed on 17 July 2008);
VALIQUET, Dominique, "Projet de loi C-45: Loi modifiant la loi sur la défense nationale et d'autres lois en conséquence", Ottawa: Bibliothèque du parlement, Service d'information et de recherche parlementaires, 1er avril 2008, (Collection; Résumé législatif; LS-598F), disponible à http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/library_parliament/legislative_summary-f/bill_c45_080401/392-598F.pdf (accessed on 17 Julky 2008);
VALIQUET, Dominique and Christine Morris, Library of Parliament, "The Counter-Terrorism Framework in Canada", 19 April 2016, Hill Notes, available at https://hillnotes.ca/2016/04/19/the-counter-terrorism-framework-in-canada/ (accessed 26 May 2017);
VALLENGTGOED, Darren,"The 2011 award winning
essay: Welcome back Khadr: Re-examining extraterritorial
applicability of the Charter
after the Omar Khadr Decisions and Amnesty International v. The
Canadian Forces , (May/Mai 2012) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire;
available at http://www.cba.org/cba/newsletters-sections/2012/PrintHTML.aspx?DocId=48115
(accessed on 5
May 2012); also available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2174070
(14 December 2013);
VALLENGTGOED, Darren, "Heureux de vous revoir Khadr : Sur l'applicabilité extraterritoriale de la Charte après les arrêts Khadr et Amnestie internationale c. Canada", (May/Mai 2012) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://www.cba.org/abc/nouvelles-sections/2012/2012-05_military.aspx#article1 (site visité le 5 mai 2012);
___________"The Last Round? A Post-Gotovina Reassessment of the Legality of Using Artillery Against Built-up Areas", (April 2013) 18(1) Journal of Conflict & Security Law 25-57;
Artillery has been a staple of siege warfare for centuries as a cheap and effective weapon against area and point targets; however, its legality under the
rules of International Humanitarian Law may be changing. The recent Ante Gotovina case at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
(ICTY) reflects an evolving line of jurisprudence that could result in a global reassessment of the legal norms for using artillery against targets located in
urban areas. Thus far, commentators have criticized the Gotovina trial judgement on the basis that the law should conform to the technical limitations of
artillery, but this article proposes that if basic artillery cannot conform to the standards of accuracy required under IHL, then it should not be paired to
targets in urban areas. At a minimum, if after a calculation of probable errors of the fall of shot, the margin of error lies outside of that accepted by
international tribunals, then a decision to nonetheless engage the urban target may rise to the standard of recklessness and result in possible criminal liability
for the commander. In a 3-2 majority decision, the ICTY Appeals Chamber overturned the Trial Chamber decision in Gotovina, but did not articulate what
legal standard it applied in doing so. The result muddies the legal waters as it pertains to artillery and exposes a deep divide in the application of the law
by international criminal tribunals.
[source:academic.oup.com/jcsl/article-abstract/18/1/25/812488/The-Last-Round-A-Post-Gotovina-Reassessment-of-the, accessed 13 August 2017]
___________"Open Seas, Open Season: The Impending Challenge of Regulating Circumpolar Shipping in the High Arctic", (May 2012). Canadian Bar Association, 2011-2012 National Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law Essay Contest. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2174073;
Buttressed by compelling scientific research on unprecedented polar ice decline, there will be a strong business case for the economic viability of
a circumpolar trading route within the next 40 years. Given the environmental deterioration associated with other high traffic sea routes, and the
distinct problem this pollution would pose in the high Arctic given its semi-enclosed fragile ecosystem, this paper provides an overview of the
capabilities and limitations for forestalling environmental damage inherent in the existing regulatory framework. Particular reference is made to
the jurisdictional complexities of the circumpolar route’s transnational and, at times, purely international character. Ultimately, a multifaceted legal
framework is required for successful Arctic environmental governance. Such a framework would include coordination at the global, regional and
national levels. Regionally, the Arctic Council and its sub components provide a standing collaborative forum that serves as a catalyst for action at
the national and global levels. National governments should enhance and harmonize their enforcement presence, surveillance and Arctic environmental
policies. Globally, an emerging mandatory international regulatory regime is needed that includes not only the anticipated Polar Code for shipping and
other regulatory requirements for Flag States, but also one that makes full use of Port State controls along the lines of the Paris MOU. A balanced legal
approach would also identify those particularly delicate areas that shipping must be made to transit under stricter standards .or avoid altogether. Ideally,
this regime will continue to evolve over time, but inherent within the existing legal architecture can be found the twin pillars for successful enforcement.
First, the enforcement of soft law conventions like MARPOL 73/78 and the London Dumping Convention can be accomplished by harnessing the
authority of Port and Flag States. Second, the encirclement of the Arctic Ocean by pollution enforcement zones of the Arctic states means that hard law
national regulatory measures are available at several points along the circumpolar route. The enforcement of environmental standards cannot achieve
full efficacy absent systematic surveillance and monitoring within the Arctic Ocean. For this reason, this paper proposes the coordination of surveillance
and national vessel traffic management systems in the Arctic for violation detection and reporting.
___________ “Welcome Back Khadr: Re-Examining Extraterritorial Applicability of the Charter after the Omar Khadr Decisions and Amnesty International v. The Canadian Forces”; available at http://www.cba.org/cba/newsletters-sections/pdf/2012-05-military-1.pdf and http://www.jessupcanada.org/2011/Welcome_Back_Khadr_Darren_Vallentgoed.pdf (accessed on 5 May 2012); also available at (accessed on 25 February 2014);
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VAN BRENK, Deborah, "Colonel Paul Scagnetti pleads guilty to firearm offence", timminstimes.com, 15 December 2011, available at http://www.timminstimes.com/2011/12/15/colonel-paul-scagnetti-pleads-guilty-to-firearm-offence (accessed 29 April 2017);
Col. Paul Scagnetti pleaded guilty Tuesday to negligently discharging his rifle -- specifically, of "conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline" --
during a security exercise in Afghanistan last May.
Scagnetti most recently served with 31 Canadian Brigade, based in London. A 30-year reservist who also commanded 33 Brigade Group, Scagnetti was
fined $2,000 during Tuesday's court martial, a rare proceeding that was the second court martial in London in two days.
Prosecutor Capt. J.C. Maguire during the court martial Tuesday commended Scagnetti for launching an investigation immediately,
having statements gathered from witnesses and taking full responsibility.
Maguire said the early guilty plea also showed Scagnetti's accountability, integrity and honour at all times before and after the incident.
Jonathan F. (Joseph Franklin William), 1963-, Objects
of Concern: Canadian Prisoners of war Through the
Vancouver : UBC Press, c1994, xii, 324 p.: ill. ; 24 cm. NOTES:
Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 0774805048;
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Jonathan F. Vance
___________Objects of concern [microform] : providing for
Canadians in enemy hands through the 20th century,
Thesis (Ph.D.)--York University, 1993, copy at the National
Library of Canada, 5 microfiches. SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses
canadiennes NOTES: University Microfilms order no. UMI00441614;
In the wars of the twentieth century, some fifteen thousand Canadians had the misfortune to be held captive as prisoners of war or internees.
Traditionally, these prisoners have been viewed as forgotten casualties whose privations were misunderstood during the war and whose needs were
neglected afterwards. The dissertation seeks to evaluate this traditional view by examining Canadian efforts to care for its citizens in enemy hands through
the course of the twentieth century. The dissertation focuses on two significant aspects of that experience: attempts to ship relief supplies to prisoners;
and efforts to secure their release. Related themes are Canada's work in preparing servicemen for captivity and rehabilitating them after their release,
and the development of international law, both in Canadian attempts to monitor its observance in wartime and in our participation in its revision during peacetime.
The First and Second World Wars and the Korean War are examined in turn, to determine if Canadian authorities did all they could to ameliorate the lot of Canadians
in enemy hands and to see if the government improved over time its mechanism for providing for prisoners. In each case, an important distinction is drawn between
organizational problems in Canada and the impact those problems had on the objects of the effort, the prisoners themselves. To sketch out the shape of the
organization to provide for prisoners in Canada, the dissertation relies on government documents and the personal papers of some of the officials who were
deeply involved in POW superintendence. To detail the story on the other side of the fence, the personal papers and recollections of ex-prisoners have been used
extensively, from archives and regimental museums,private collections and oral interviews. Far from being forgotten, prisoners rarely ceased to be objects of
concern for Canadians. The experience of the world wars demonstrated that an excess of concern created immense organizational problems for the Canadian government,
which never developed a workable means of channeling that concern into a useful outlet. Furthermore, the Korean War and the post-1945 pension battles waged by
ex-prisoners suggest that the government did learn from past mistakes and tried to avoid the difficulties encountered during the world wars. In spite of the
confusion which often plagued those parts of government charged with monitoring POW affairs, the prisoners themselves had good cause to believe that they were
better looked after than many of their fellow prisoners from other Allied countries. (source: http://amicus.collectionscanada.ca/aaweb-bin/aamain/itemdisp?
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VAN VEEN, Andrew (Andy), notes biography, AUTHOR UNKNOWN at http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdp-hrc.uottawa.ca%2Fuploads%2FBio%2520van%2520Veen.doc&ei=cbZDU-UshqDZBYndgNgI&usg=AFQjCNHg013Xlkdt9vBXzpHRWRoJ9ckGpA&bvm=bv.64367178,d.b2I
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___________"Legal Factors Affecting the Selection and Employment of Weapons", lecture, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, 25 January 2012 with slides; this reference was found in note 45 at p. 22 of R.S. DUNN, Non-Lethal Weapons (NLWs): The CF's Approach to Non-Lethal Weapons & The Strategic Ostrich Effect, Canadian Forces College, JCSP 38, 7 May 2012; available at (accessed on 8 December 2013);
___________Slip Sliding Away:
The Erosion of Deference and the Protection of Sensitive
Information in Canada, Master's essay for LL.M. degree /
mémoire de maîtrise en droit pour le grade LL.M., University of
Ottawa, 2007; apparently the paper deals with national security
and counter-terrorism; on lit que ce mémoire de maitrise n'est pas
disponible pour consultation, voir "Liste des mémoires de maîtrise
et thèses de doctorat acceptés en 2007", (2007-2008) 67 Revue du Barreau 215 à la p.
Source: forces.gc.ca/fr/nouvelles/article.page?doc=des-nouvelles-de-la-region-du-quebec-avril-2015/i8oa1nfm (visité 16 mars 2017)
VARY, Marc-André, détail d'une photo de Marc-André Varin dans un article, Défense nationale et les Forces armées canadiennes, "Des nouvelles de la région de Québec -- avril 2015"
Le Capitaine de corvette Marc-André Vary s’adresse aux participants de la 6e Rencontre Université-Défense de Québec
qui a eu lieu le 25 mars 2015. Caporal Donald Héroux, Photographe/Multimedia CI 2 Div CA (article 8 de 9).
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Capitaine de corvette Marc-André Vary, avocat militaire
VARY, Marc-André, membre du Bureau du Juge-avocat général, voir notes biographiques à http://www.iihl.org/Media/Default/Courses%20and%20Workshops/Advanced%20LOAC%20French/Le%20capitaine%20de%20corvette%20-%20biographie.pdf (vérifié à 18 octobre 2015);
CAPITAINE DE CORVETTE MARC-ANDRÉ VARY
Le capitaine de corvette Marc-André Vary est Conseiller juridique de l’État-major interarmées stratégique des Forces armées canadiennes depuis juillet 2014. Dans ce rôle il appuie l’état-major interarmées stratégique, le sous-ministre associé et le Directeur général – Espace, en fournissant des conseils sur les sujets du droit militaire qui ont des répercussions sur la planification stratégique ainsi que sur l’autorisation et la direction des opérations, tant nationales qu’internationales.
Suite à l’obtention de son baccalauréat de l’Université d’Ottawa, le Capitaine de Corvette Vary a travaillé au Japon, au Sénat canadien ainsi qu’au ministère de la Justice du Canada. Après l’obtention de son diplôme en droit de l’Université d’Ottawa, il a pratiqué le droit dans le secteur privé avant de joindre les Forces armées canadiennes en tant que Conseiller juridique au sein Cabinet du Juge-avocat général. Il a par la suite travaillé comme avocat de la base des Forces canadiennes Gagetown, conseiller juridique du commandant de la Flotte de l’Atlantique de la Marine et conseiller juridique du Commandement des opérations interarmées du Canada. Il complète actuellement des études de 2e cycle en droit à l’Université York. (source: http://www.hei.ulaval.ca/fr/conferenciers, visité le 28 décembre 2016);
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VASHAKMADZE, Mindia, Understanding Military Justice,
Guidebook: Understanding Military Justice, Geneva: Geneva
Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), (series;
5.1 Toolkit -- Legislating for the Security Sector), 2010, ISBN:
978-92-9222-1067-12; deals with Canadian law; available at click
here (accessed on 1 May 2014);
Présentation du Major Marie-Ève Tremblay, photo: Mario Poirier;
source de la photo:
VEILLETTE, Jocelyne, "Présentation de l'assistante Juge Avocat au
CMR Saint-Jean" dans "Qu'est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean"
posted by rmcclub on October 3, 2010, disponible à http://everitas.rmcclub.ca/?p=44363
(vérifié le 31 juillet 2015); sur la présentation faite par le
Major Marie-Ève Tremblay au CMR Saint-Jean;
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As Assistant Judge-Advocate General (Eastern Region)
• Lead a team of 15 lawyers, 2 paralegals and 7 administrative employees located in 5 regional offices across Québec.
• Identify legal risks, devise effective solutions and advise military senior leadership and staff on administrative, criminal
and international law matters related to the full spectrum of military and corporate activities in Canada and abroad.
• Adjudicate claims by or against the Crown arising from CAF activities in Canada and abroad.
• Write legal opinions, administrative decisions, correspondence, practices and procedures.
___________Research note: Since October 2015, Mrs. Veilleux is the Director and General Counsel at Veterans Affairs Canada, see https://ca.linkedin.com/in/isabelle-veilleux-b1a53257 (accessed 13 April 2016);
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VENNAT, Pierre, "Paticipation des Canadiens français à la vie militaire après trois ans de conflit", texte inédit, 24 avril 2010, site web "Le Québec et les guerres mondiales" (http://www.lequebecetlesguerres.org) ; disponible à http://www.lequebecetlesguerres.org/participation-des-canadiens-francais-a-la-vie-militaire-apres-trois-ans-de-conflit/ (vérifié le 19 juillet 2017);
Au 1er juin 1942, plusieurs officiers canadiens-français étaient attachés aux quartiers généraux de la Défense nationale à Ottawa,
à commencer par le major général Thomas-Louis Tremblay, inspecteur général de l’Est du Canada. Dans la plupart des domaines,
les canadiens français étaient toutefois nettement minoritaires. Ainsi, aux bureaux du juge-avocat, ils n’étaient que deux sur 11 [...]
Aux bureaux du ministre et du sous-ministre, on retrouvait le major A. Lemay et le lieutenant J-C. Sarault. À ceux du juge-avocat
général, le capitaine P.-L. Belcourt et le lieutenant O. Godbout.
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VERMETTE, Major Patrick, biographical notes, available at http://www.europe.forces.gc.ca/sites/internet-eng.aspx?page=14884 (accessed 16 November 2015);
Maj Vermette was born and raised in the Ottawa area. He received a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa in 1996 and later returned to receive a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in 2009.
Maj Vermette joined the Canadian Forces in 1997 as a pilot. He received his military pilot wings in 1999. Maj Vermette was the top candidate of his class on both the Basic Flying Course conducted at 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School, 15 Wing Moose Jaw, and the Multi-Engine Aircraft Flying training conducted at 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. He was posted to 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron, 14 Wing Greenwood, where he obtained his CC130 Aircraft Commander qualifications in both the strategic transport and search and rescue operational flying roles. He was deployed on Op Apollo as a staff officer within the National Command Element in 2003. Upon returning from his tour of duty, he continued flying for the Squadron and occupied the position of Unit Flight Safety Officer from 2004 to 2005. In 2004, he received an Air Commander’s Commendation as a crew member of Rescue 314 for the rescue of two survivors of a plane crash in Newfoundland and Labrador.
In 2005, Maj Vermette was selected to serve as Aide de Camp to the Governor General. His duties included coordinating the planning and execution of Their Excellencies’ private and public programs, including state visits to France, Italy, Chile, Algeria, Mali and Brazil.
In 2007, Maj Vermette was selected for the Military Legal Training Program. He completed his legal education with an option in international law. His studies included internships at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Department of Justice International Air Law Secretariat. He completed the admissions requirements to the legal practice and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2010.
Maj Vermette articled with the Office of the Judge Advocate General in the field of Military Justice, more specifically within the office of the Director of Military Prosecutions and the Military Justice Policy and Research Directorate. Upon joining the legal branch, he was posted to serve as a legal advisor with the Military Justice Strategic Review Team, a team mandated to support legislative reforms to the military justice system. In 2011, he joined the Military Justice Strategic Directorate as a legal advisor on matters of legislative and regulatory reforms, as well as the second independent review of the military justice system. That same year, he received the annual JAG Award for Junior Legal Officer Excellence. In 2012, Maj Vermette was posted to Geilenkirchen, Germany to fill the position of Deputy Judge Advocate within the Office of the Assistant Judge Advocate General (Europe), in Geilenkirchen, Germany.
VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA, Veterans of the Reserve Force: Life After Service Studies 2013, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: Veterans Affairs Canada, 25 October 2016, Research Directorate Technical Report, Catalogue #: V32-272/2016E-PDF, 45 p.; available at publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2017/acc-vac/V32-272-2016-eng.pdf (accessed 23 April 2017);
Reserve Force in Canada.
The Reserve Force is comprised of professional members of
the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) whose service is voluntary
and are not required to go on a deployment.
The largest of these components, the Primary Reserve Force,
is the focus of this report.
The six elements of the Primary Reserve are:
1. Army Reserve
3. Air Reserve
4. Canadian Special Operations Forces Command Reserve
5. Health Services Reserve
6. Judge Advocate General Reserve
Primary Reserve elements are located across Canada including
24 Naval Reserve units, 131 Army Reserve units, 10 Army Brigade
groups, 10 Territorial Battalion groups, 4 Arctic Response companies,
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direction provided in the National Defence Act (NDA), The Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA), the Food and
Drugs Act , and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). Access to these statutes has been facilitated
immensely through the internet, with most legislation in the form of acts and associated regulations readily
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exhausted (i.e. scheduling, circadian adjustment strategies like melatonin and phototherapy, or nutrition like naturally
caffeinated beverages). If a member elects to not take a performance maintenance medicationin this setting, then
from a legal perspective the responsibility would be on him/her to prove that he/she was in fact safe to continue that
specific duty. Thus, a member has the legal right to specifically refuse to take a performance maintenance medication,
but he/she does not have the right to fall asleep on duty as a consequence of that refusal. A specific operational
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and every week I learn something that I did not know before.”
Chavi joined the Army Reserve while completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa. “I was looking for a part-time job that fit well with my student
schedule, offered full-time summer employment and would give me marketable job skills upon graduation,” he recalls. After spending four years at a private law firm
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Chavi says. “The attraction of practicing law while maintaining a high level of fitness and frequently working outside of an office was also highly attractive.”
Chavi joined the Regular Force in 2008 and hasn’t looked back since: “Performing high-level legal work with interesting and motivated colleagues, all while wearing the
Canadian flag on my uniform, constantly reinforces my decision to join the Forces.” Chavi also notes that the benefits and lifestyle provided by the Forces are much
better than what’s available to lawyers in the private sector. “The salary that is offered to lawyers in the Forces is competitive,” he explains. “In the private sector,
you get longer hours and limited vacation. In addition, the private sector does not offer the job security and pension provided to Forces members.”
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every private sector lawyer,” he enthuses. With regular working hours and paid vacation days, Chavi is able to devote a lot of time to his family. He enjoys playing
with his children and keeping fit through running and weight training. In the future, Chavi wants to explore his interest in international affairs by pursuing a Master
of Law degree in International Humanitarian Law.
“The ideal candidate for the Forces should wear their uniform with pride and should always hold themselves to a high standard,” Chavi advises. If he could give
advice to his pre-Forces self, he would say, “I would tell myself to pursue a career in the Forces. The decision to join was one that I have not second-guessed yet!”
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at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. He has been a visiting scholar at several universities, including at Aix-Marseille Université.
Dr. Waters' research interests are in the areas of public international law, international humanitarian law, law and politics in Eastern Europe and active transportation
and the law. He has extensive human rights and election monitoring field experience in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Dr. Waters is co-editor of the Canadian Bar Review with Professor David Tanovich and is on the editorial board of the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law.
He a member of the Board of Governors of the Ontario Law Commission and is the Canadian representative on the International Law Association's committee on the recognition of states and governments.
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Ken Watkin, photo source: http://everitas.rmcclub.ca/?p=7247, From the left: David Trimble, Ken Watkin and Jacob Turkel (head of the Turkel Committee)
accessed 20 March 2014
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Conflict and International Humanitarian Law: Status Quo or
Change?" in Michael N.
Schmitt and Jelena Pejic, eds., International
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honour of Yoram Dinstein, Leiden, The
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586 p, at pp. 265 to approx. 296 (series; International
humanitarian law services; v. 15); copy at University of Ottawa,
Fauteux General KZ 6355 .I578 2007;
__________"111027 Ken Watkin ('76): Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict", Posted by rmcclub on May 15th, 2016; available at http://everitas.rmcclub.ca/?p=151401 (accessed 10 September 2016);
___________"Applying Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in 21st Century Conflict: Neglect, Integration, Divergence or Overlap"; available at https://web.up.ac.za/sitefiles/file/47/15338/Applying%20HR%20Watkin.pdf (accessed on 3 November 2014);
___________"Armed Forces" in Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, Ontario, 3rd ed., Vol. 1a, Title 9, Scarborough: Carswell, 1992, pp. 3-78 with a supplement prepared by Brenda-Jean Currie, 28 p., August 1997; updated by Roxanne L. Neufeld; also in Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, West, 3rd ed vol, 2, title 9, Scarborough: Carswell, 1992, p. 3-78 with a supplement prepared by Brenda-Jean Currie, 28 p., August 1997; updated by Roxanne L. Neufeld; now retired from the Canadian Forces, Professor Ken Watkin is the Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College for 2011-2013, tel 401-841-3332, email@example.com;
___________article in forthcoming book MILCW -- Manual on International Law applicable to Cyber Warfare, to be published in 2012, Cambridge University Press; see http://www.ccdcoe.org/249.html (accessed on 3 March 2012);
Image source: www.asser.nl/asserpress/books/?rId=4206, accessed 14 June 2016
___________"Assessing Proportionality: Moral Complexity and Legal Rules", (2005) 8 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 3-53;
There may be no other term in international humanitarian law (hereinafter, IHL) which evokes such debate or controversy as ‘proportionality’. In part, this debate is a result of the nature of the term itself. The broad use of the term ‘proportionality’ in international law, combined with images of an almost scientific balancing of opposing interests on finely tuned scales of humanitarian justice, masks a much more complex and unclear reality. The degree to which contemporary discussion and, with it, the law camouflages the complex moral issues underlying the targeting ‘proportionality’ test is reflected in the fact that conventional law does not actually use the term. Rather, the question ‘at law’ is whether a loss of civilian life or damage to civilian property during the conduct of hostilities is ‘excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated’.
The difficult questions presented when assessing proportionality during targeting arise in part because society is required to face the reality that ‘[i]n any armed conflict people are injured or killed and property is damaged or destroyed.’ Even more fundamentally, the assessment of ‘excessive’ killing or damage forces a qualitative assessment by ‘civilised’ peoples of the value of human life not only in relation to other humans but also with respect to property and ultimately politically-driven objectives related to the conduct of hostilities. Ultimately, the goal of warfare is to change the ‘mind’ of another state or other political entity. Yet, forcing one's will on another state by violent means inevitably results in civilians being put at risk ‘not because anyone set out to attack them, but only because of their proximity to a battle that is being fought against someone else’. (Source: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/yearbook-of-international-humanitarian-law/article/assessing-proportionality-moral-complexity-and-legal-rules/E8B63B6CAD82966E724B47A9438FE6FE, accessed 25 March 2017)
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___________see/ voir Biography of Brigadier Ken Watkin listing his publications -- Biographie du brigadier-général Ken Watkin donnant une liste de ses publications;
___________"Canada/United States Military Interoperability and
Humanitarian Law Issues: Land Mines, Terrorism, Military
Objectives and Tageted Killing", (July 2005) 15(2) Duke Journal of
Comparative & International Law 281-314;
available at http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/journaltoc?journal=djcil&toc=djciltoc15n2.htm
on 28 July 2008); also published at (2006) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter
Justice: Summary Proceedings and the Charter, thesis
submitted to Queen's University Faculty of Law for the LL.M.
degree, 1990, xii, 293,  p.; copy at Carleton
University, KE7160W3, Floor 4; Microfiche (negative). Ottawa
: National Library of Canada, 1992. 4 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
(Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes); put on line on 29 August
2012 -- thank you Mr. Watkin;
- Table of Contents;
- pp. i-xii and 1-149;
- pp. 150-293 and  p.;
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has the potential to have considerable impact on the Canadian
military justice system. That impact may be particularly significant in relation to the summary proceedings
prescribed by the National Defence Act and its regulations. The summary trial system is the predominant forum
for the trial of service offences. It provides expeditious and uncomplicated proceedings, administered by
officers holding positions in the military chain of command who are directly responsible for maintenance
of discipline in the Canadian Forces. The Charter, as a constitutional document specifically designed to
protect individual rights, could potentially be viewed as a weapon with which to champion individual rights
at the expense of the operational effectiveness of the Canadian Forces. The main theme of this thesis is
that the Charter, rather than being seen as a vehicle for an attack on the military justice system, should
be viewed as providing an effective and pragmatic means of reconciling conflict between guaranteed rights
and freedoms and the need for a disciplined armed force." (source: AMICUS catalogue)
-- 1. Outline of summary proceedings. 1. Introduction. 2. Legal sources of disciplinary system. 3. Organization of the
Canadian Forces. 4. Canadian military justice system. 5. Summary proceedings. 6. Judicial review
-- 2. History of summary proceedings. 1. Introduction. 2. Early summary proceedings. 3. Our British roots. 4. The
National Defence Act, 1950 to the present. 5. Summary
-- 3. Role of summary proceedings : the maintenance of discipline. 1. Introduction. 2. The need for discipline.
3. The summary trial : uniquely designed to maintain disciplie. 4. Role of the Canadian
Forces. 5. Summary
-- 4. Summary proceedings : constitutional status and jurisdiction. 1. Introduction. 2. Constitutional status of military law.
3. Paramountcy. 4. The Supreme Court of Canada and paramountcy. 5. "Understanding" military/civilian jurisdiction. 6.
Summary trial jurisdiction. 7. Summary
-- 5. Independence and impartiality. 1. Introduction. 2. Application of the Charter. 3. Applicability of section 11 to
summary proceedings. 4. Independence and impartiality
-- 6. Fairness. 1. Introduction. 2. Application to Section 7. 3. Summary trial and fairness. 4. Summary
-- 7. Review/Appeal. 1. Introduction. 2. The right to appeal. 3. Review procedures
-- 8. Other free and democratic societies. 1. Introduction. 2. American summary proceedings. 3. British summary proceedings.
4. Lessons learned from foreign legislation
-- 9. Justification : the conflict between individual rights and the requirements o f discipline. 1. Introduction. 2. The
test. 3. Prescribed by law. 4. Applying the "Oakes" test. 5. Summary
-- 10. Constitutional waiver and the right to elect court martial. 1. Charter waiver. 2. The right to elect court martial
-- 11. Recommendations and conclusions. 1. Recommendations. 2. Conclusions." (source: catalogue of the Canadian Forces College)
___________"Centre of the
Jihadist Universe: Book review of Charles Lister's, Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, The
Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency",
Lawfare, July 11, 2016, available at https://www.lawfareblog.com/center-jihadist-universe (accessed 6 March 2017);
___________"Chemical Agents and Expanding Bullets: Limited Law Enforcement Exceptions or Unwarranted Handcuffs?" in Anthony M. Helm, ed., The Law of War in the 21st Century: Weaponry and the Use of Force, Newport R.I.: Naval War College, 2006, at pp. 193-218 (series; International Law Studies; vol. 82); available at http://www.usnwc.edu/Research---Gaming/International-Law/Studies-Series/documents/Naval-War-College-vol-82.aspx (accessed on 4 March 2012); also available at http://archive.org/stream/lawofwarin21stce82helm/lawofwarin21stce82helm_djvu.txt (accessed on 4 November 2014); available at http://stockton.usnwc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1232&context=ils (accessed 2 July 2016); also published at (2006) Israel Yearbook on Human Rights 43 (noted in research 1 January 2016);
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From the left: Major Tammy Tremblay, Chris Raybould, Dean Bill Flanagan, Brigadier-General Kenneth
Watkin, Major Kim Maynard; and Chief Warrant Officer Trepanier
___________"Coalition Operations: A Canadian Perspective" in
Michael D. Carsten, ed., International
Law and Military Operations, Newport, R.I. : Naval
War College, 2008, xiii, 319 p., at pp. 251-262, (series;
International Law Studies; volume 84), ISBN: 9781884733550
and 1884733557; available at http://www.usnwc.edu/Research---Gaming/International-Law/Studies-Series/documents/Blue-Book-Vol--84.aspx
(accessed on 28 November 2011); also available at http://stockton.usnwc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1152&context=ils
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___________"Combattants, Unprivileged Belligerents and Conflict in the 21st Century", (2003) Israel Defense Forces Law Review 69; with the same title at http://www.hpcrresearch.org/sites/default/files/publications/Session2.pdf (accessed on 22 May 2012); also with the same title in (2005) 1 Les actualités JAG Newsletter 44-52;
UN Photo/Helena Mulkerns
___________"Commentary: Children Accountability and Justice: Advancing Restorative Justice for Child Soldiers and Child Pirates", (2016) 1(1) Allons-y 53-57 available at http://www.childsoldiers.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Allons-y-August2016-web.pdf (accessed 21 May 2017);
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___________"Controlling the Use of Force: A Role for Human Rights Norms in Contemporary Armed Conflict", (January 2004) 98(1) The American Journal of International Law 1-34; available at http://www.asil.org/ajil/watkin.pdf (accessed on 22 May 2012);
___________"The Cyber Road Ahead: Merging Lanes and Legal Challenges", (2013) 89 International Legal Studies 472-511; available at http://stockton.usnwc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1038&context=ils (accessed 20 November 2015);
____________"Drones, the Mullah, and legal uncertainty: the law governing State defensive action", 11 July 2016; available at http://blog.oup.com/2016/07/drones-mullah-state-defensive-action/ (accessed 20 July 2016);
___________"Equality and the Military", available at http://www.cba.org/cba/annual/pdf/2006_watkin.pdf (accessed on 23 July 2008);
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___________Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict, Oxford University Press, 2016, 728 pages, ISBN: 9780190457976; look inside at amazon.ca/Fighting-Legal-Boundaries-Controlling-Contemporary/dp/019045797X#reader_019045797X (accessed 11 April 2017);
[Table of Contents]
Table of Cases
PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. An Outline of the Challenges
PART II: THE INTERACTION BETWEEN NORMATIVE FRAMEWORKS
2. Controlling State Involvement in Conflict
3. Applying the Self-Defense Principles During Armed Conflict
4. States, "Proper Authority", and Conflict
5. The Humanitarian and Human Rights Law Interface
PART II: THE THREAT, THE STATE RESPONSE AND LEGAL UNCERTAINTY
6. Contemporary Threats: Insurgency and Terrorism
7. Counterinsurgency and Converging Norms
8. Counterterrorism and the "Away Game"
9. Non-State Actors and Armed Conflict
10. Self-Defense and the Protection of Nationals
PART IV: APPLYING FORCE ACROSS THE CONFLICT SPECTRUM
11. Law Enforcement and "Self-Defense"
12. The Narrow Operational and Normative Gap
13. The Limits of Law Enforcement
PART V: THE WAY AHEAD
14. A Holistic Solution
15. Preparing for 21st Century Warfare
Appendix 1: Confronting Transnational Violence: A Holistic Approach
Index [source: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/fighting-at-the-legal-boundaries-9780190457976?q=watkin&lang=en&cc=ca.#, accessed 14 June 2016]
___________"Guest Lecture Brigadier-General (ret'd) Kenneth Watkin, Wed February 15, 2017", Location: Nathanson Centre, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto; on YOU TUBE, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yASZic2wWw8 (accessed 5 April 2017);
Principles for the Office of the JAG / Principes directeurs
pour le cabinet du JAG", (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités
____________"History, nor tradition have impeded military justice reform: JAG Watkin", The Hill Times, 14 December 2009, p. 9;
__________"History of Summary Proceedings", in Office of the Judge Advocate General, Summary Trial Working Group, Summary Trial Working Group Report, Ottawa, 2 March 1994, 2 volumes, at volume 2, Appendix B, 27 p.; available at Annex A to D; François Lareau obtained a copy of these two volumes in two pdf files with Department of National Defence, Acess to Information and Privacy's letter dated 28 June 2012, file A-2012-00340 to François Lareau;
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___________"Humanitarian Law and 21st Century Conflict: Three Blocks Wars, Terrorism and Complex Security Situations" in Susan Breau and Agnieszka Jachec-Neale eds, Testing the Boundaries of International Humanitarian Law, London: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2006, at pp. 1-46;
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___________ "Humans in the Cross-Hairs: Targeting, Assassination amd Extra-Legal Killing in Contemporary Armed Conflict" in David Wippman & Matthew Evangelista, eds., New Wars, New Laws? Applying the Laws of War in 21st Century Conflicts, Ardsley, N.Y. : Transnational Publishers, 2004, at p.167, ISBN: 1571053158; copy at Ottawa University, KZ 6355 .N49 2005;
___________"The ICRC Updated Coemmentaries Reconciling Form and Substance, Part I", Just Security, 24 August 2016, available at https://www.justsecurity.org/32538/icrc-updated-commentaries-reconciling-form-substance/ (accessed 6 March 2017) and "The ICRC Updated Coemmentaries Reconciling Form and Substance, Part II", Just Security, 30 August 2017, available at https://www.justsecurity.org/32608/icrc-updated-commentaries-reconciling-form-substance-part-ii/ (accesssed 6 March 2017);
____________"JAG Change of Appointment Ceremony / Passation des fonctions du JAG", (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités Newsletter 5-9;
series: Guest blogger Ken Watkin on the overlap of IHL and
IHRL", ICRC Intercross Blog, 5 September 2014, available
for Part I and at http://intercrossblog.icrc.org/blog/joint-series-where-ihl-and-ihrl-intersect-part-ii-ken-watkins-guest-post
for Part II (accessed on 15 February 2015);
____________"The Justification of Discrimination under Canadian Human Rights Legislation and the Charter: Why So Many Tests?", (1992) 2 National Journal of Constitutional Law 63;
____________"The Law and Future Officer Professional Development 2020", (July-October 2000) 3 JAG Newsletter Bulletin d'actualités 11-17;
___________"Le droit et le perfectionnement professionnel des officiers en 2020", (July-October 2000) 3 JAG Newsletter Bulletin d'actualités 17-23;
___________"Legal Aspects of Internal Security: A Soldier's Protections and Obligations" Part I, (1985) 1 Canadian Forces Judge Advocate General Journal 51-79 and Part II at (1987) 2 Canadian Forces Judge Advocate General Journal 5-30;
___________«Aspects Légaux de la Sécurité Intérieure Protections et Obligations d'un Soldat », partie I, (1985) 1 Revue du JAG des Forces canadiennes 54-85 et partie II, (1987) 2 Revue du JAG des Forces canadiennes 5-32;
___________"The legal framework applicable to the transfer of detainees [in Afghanistan]" (March/Mars 2010) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; available at http://www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters-sections/2010/2010-02_military.aspx and http://www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters-sections/2010/2010-02_military.aspx#article2 (accessed on 29 April 2012);
___________"Le cadre juridique applicable au transfert des prisonniers [en Afghanistan]" (March/Mars 2010) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://www.cba.org/cba/newsletters-sections/pdf/03-10-salut_militaire.pdf (site visité le 29 avril 2012);
___________"Letter to the Editor : 'Lines in the Sand'--A Reply to Professor Haque", Just Security, 24 October 2016; available at https://www.justsecurity.org/33792/letter-editor-lines-sand-a-reply-professor-haque/ (accessed 26 October 2016)
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___________"Maintaining Law and Order during Occupation: Breaking the Normative Chains", (2008) 41 Israel Law Review 175-200; available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1293302 (accessed on 5 June 2012);
Ken Watkin, video still
___________"Military Advantage: A Matter of Strategy and Tactics?, Session 6, "Broadening the Definition of Military Objective", Video: The 8th Annual Minerva/ICRC International Conference on International Humanitarian Law The 8th
Annual Minerva/ICRC International Conference on International
Humanitarian Law, Hebrew University, Jerusalem on
November 24-25, 2013, The topic of the conference: "Military Objectives and Objects of War: An Uneasy Relationship", available at http://www.alma-ihl.org/ihl-videos/Minerva8thnov2013, the starting point for Ken Watkin is at 51:25;
___________"Military Advantage: A Matter of 'Value', Strategy and Tactics", (2014) 17 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 277-364; see abstract at http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-6265-091-6_13 (accessed 13 February 2016);
___________"Military summary trials: A response" (March/Mars 2010) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; available at http://www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters-sections/2010/2010-02_military.aspx and http://www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters-sections/2010/2010-02_military.aspx#article5 (accessed on 30 April 2012);
__________"Les procès militaires sommaires: réplique à Michel Drapeau" (March/Mars 2010) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://www.cba.org/cba/newsletters-sections/pdf/03-10-salut_militaire.pdf (site visité le 30 avril 2012);
___________"A Necessary Discussion About International Law: A review of Jens David Ohlin and Larry May's Necessity in International Law (Oxford University Press, 2016)", available at https://lawfareblog.com/necessary-discussion-about-international-law (accessed 6 May 2017)
___________"Office of the Judge Advocate General", available
(accessed on 23 February 2012); handout made by BGen Watkin
at the 2009 Judicial Conference and Continuing Legal
Education of the United States Court of Appeals for
the Armed Forces, March 4-5, 2009, see http://web.archive.org/web/20100527112029/http://www.armfor.uscourts.gov/Conference2009Handout.htm
(accessed on 23 February 2012);
___________"Non-international Armed Conflict in the 21st Century", Opening Remarks, U.S. Naval War College , 21 June 2011, 24 minutes, 32 seconds, available on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSou641HHDU(accessed on 2 November 2012);
___________"Opening Remarks -- Non-International Armed Conflict in the 21st Century", 21 June 2011, 24:32 minutes, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSou641HHDU (accessed 1 January 2016);
____________"The Operational Lawyer: An Essential Resource for the Modern Commander", 16 p.; available at http://web.archive.org/web/20060709045855/http://www.forces.gc.ca/jag/operational_law/TheOperationalLawyer_e.pdf (accessed 30 November 2015);
___________"L'avocat spécialiséen droit opérationel : Une personne ressource essentielle pour le commandant d'aujourd'hui", 16 p., disponibe à http://web.archive.org/web/20060816023013/http://www.forces.gc.ca/jag/operational_law/TheOperationalLawyer_f.pdf (vérifié 30 novembre 2015);
___________"Opportunity Lost: Organized Groups and the ICRC 'Direct Participation in Hostilities' Interpretative Guidance", (2010) 42 New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 641-695; available at http://www.law.nyu.edu/ecm_dlv4/groups/public/@nyu_law_website__journals__journal_of_international_law_and_politics/documents/documents/ecm_pro_065932.pdf (accessed on 29 February 2012);
___________"Other Free and Democratic Societies", in Office of
the Judge Advocate General, Summary Trial Working Group, Summary
Trial Working Group Report, Ottawa, 2 March 1994, 2 volumes,
at volume 2, Appendix H, 33 p.; available at Annex G to L;
François Lareau obtained a copy of these two volumes in two pdf
files with Department of National Defence, Acess to Information
and Privacy's letter dated 28 June 2012, file A-2012-00340 to
___________"Outline of Summary Proceedings", in Office of the Judge Advocate General, Summary Trial Working Group, Summary Trial Working Group Report, Ottawa, 2 March 1994, 2 volumes, at volume 2, Appendix A, 29 p.; available at Annex A to D; François Lareau obtained a copy of these two volumes in two pdf files with Department of National Defence, Acess to Information and Privacy's letter dated 28 June 2012, file A-2012-00340 to François Lareau;
___________"The Overlap of IHL and IHRL, Parts I and II", ICRC Intercross , 10 September 2014, available at http://intercrossblog.icrc.org/blog/joint-series-where-ihl-and-ihrl-intersect-part-ii-of-ken-watkins-guest-post and 6 September 2017 at http://www.ejiltalk.org/transnational-dialogue-on-international-law-and-armed-conflict-ken-watkin-on-the-overlap-between-ihl-and-ihrl/ (accessed 6 March 2017);
___________"Panel Discussion: The Road Ahead", Conference Cyber War and International Law, International Law Department 2012 Annual Conference, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-3ZxvuN0eo (accessed 1 January 2016);
Ken Watkin, on the right
___________"Panel Discussion: National Security Advisors: Advising Governments on Military Force and National Security", New York University. Svhool of Law, Center on Security and Law, 8 February 2013, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXBXTN1Sdww (accessed 1 Juanuary 2016);
___________"The President's Speech, Al Qaeda and the Legal Challenge of the Future", Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 1:45 PM; available at http://justsecurity.org/11197/guest-post-presidents-speech-al-qaeda-legal-challenge-future/ (accessed on 14 September 2014);
___________"Reflections on Targeting: Looking in the Mirror", Just Security, 16 June 2016, available at https://www.justsecurity.org/31513/reflections-targeting-mirror/ (accessed 6 March 2017);
___________" 'Small Wars': The Legal Challenges", in Kenneth Watkin and Andrew J. Norris, eds., Non-International Armed Conflicts in the Twenty-first Century, Newport, R. I. : Naval War College, 2011, at pp. 1-12 (series; International Law Studies; vol. 88); available at https://www.usnwc.edu/Research---Gaming/International-Law/New-International-Law-Studies-%28Blue-Book%29-Series/International-Law-Blue-Book-Articles.aspx?Volume=88 (accessed on 28 November 2012);
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___________"Stability Operations : A Guiding Framework for 'Small Wars' and other Conflicts of the Twenty-First Century", in Michael N. Schmitt, editor, The war in Afghanistan : a legal analysis, Newport, RI : Naval War College ; Washington, D.C. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2009, xxix, 567 p.; chapter XVI, pp. 411-430, 24 cm. (series; International law studies; v. 85), ISBN: 9781884733642 (cloth) and 1884733646 (cloth); available at http://www.usnwc.edu/Research---Gaming/International-Law/Studies-Series/documents/Vol-85-Web1.aspx (accessed on 4 March 2012); also available in part at http://books.google.ca/books?id=RRcuvUD9UPoC&pg=PA411&dq=Kenneth+watkin&hl=en&ei=lzEoTKizL8T6lwe29YWlCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Kenneth%20watkin&f=false(accessed on 1 November 2014); also available at http://stockton.usnwc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1131&context=ils(accessed 20 November 2015);
___________"Sustaining the War Effort: Targeting Islamic State Oil Facilities", Just Security, 3 October 2014, available at http://justsecurity.org/15890/sustaining-war-effort-targeting-islamic-state-oil-facilities/ (accessed 15 February 2015);
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___________"Ciblage: pragmatisme et monde réel", (été 2005) 8(2) Le Journal de l'Armée du Canada 75-84; disponible à http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/caj/documents/vol_08/iss_2/CAJ_vol8.2_08_f.pdf (vérifié le 29 février 2012); également publié dans (2006) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter 69-73;
___________ testimony of Brigadier-General Kenneth W. Watkin, in Parliament, House of Commons, Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan, Evidence, number 014, 4 November 2009 (40th Parliament, 2nd Session), available at http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=4209808&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=2 and http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/hoc/Committee/402/AFGH/Evidence/EV4209808/AFGHEV14-E.PDF; for more information on the committee, see http://www.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/CommitteeHome.aspx?Cmte=AFGH&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=2&Language=E (accessed on 18 March 2012);
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___________"Use of force during occupation : law enforcement and conduct of hostilities", (Spring 2012) International Review of the Red Cross, volume 94, number 885 at pp. 267-315, available at https://www.icrc.org/en/international-review/article/use-force-during-occupation-law-enforcement-and-conduct-hostilities (accessed 7 January 2016);
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Of the many transformations that have occurred in the causes and conduct of armed conflict, including those wrought by revolutions in technology, two stand out.
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This is an oral military history paper that examines the in-theatre effectiveness of Rules of Engagement using secondary research
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FLQ Crisis and UN Peacekeeping missions in the Golan Heights, Cyprus, Bosnia-Croatia, and Somalia. Some issues raised are the importance
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Preface /Gilles Létourneau -- Message from the Chief Organizer / Michel W. Drapeau -- Military Justice and Law Reform / Professor Nathalie Des Rosiers
-- Conference Papers. Canadian Military Justice and the Judge Advocate General / Blaise Cathcart -- Should one need to surrender their rights and freedoms
upon enrolment in the Armed Forces? / Mr. E. Jacob -- The European Court of Human Rights and Military Justice / E. Fidell -- The Evolution of Military Jurisdictions / J. P. Spijk
-- The Role and Function of the UK JAG and the barriers that were overcome in civilianizing parts of the service justice system / J. Blackett
-- Should Canada's Military Justice System Have Jurisdiction Over Ordinary Criminal Offences? / D. McNairn -- Justice for All : Canadian military law and Charter values / A. London-Weinstein
-- A view from the battlefield : a commander's perspective / W. Semianiw -- Epilogue / Gilles Létourneau and Michel W. Drapeau -- Annex A. Biographies of participants.
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the Second World War era, and the contemporary era. Both primary (i.e. archival material, legislative documents, and law) and secondary (i.e. journals articles and books)
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failure of Leipzig trial that followed the First World War, and policy decisions following the Second World War had a great deal of impact upon the criminalization
process in the contemporary era) or unified (varying levels of disagreement occurred amongst important lobby groups and policy makers in each era), important policy
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___________ "Conduct of Combat
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Militaire et Droit de la Guerre intitulé "Forces Armées et
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consulté (le 6 janvier 2012); Major-General John P. Wolfe
was the Judge Advocate General from 10 November 1976 to 10
__________"L'évolution actuelle de la justice militaire au Canada
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___________“Military Obedience in Canadian Internal Penal Law and in Law of War”, (1971) 10 Military Law and Law of War Review 127-145;
___________Note on Jack Wolfe, as of 12 November 2014: -alive and living in Victoria, BC; was Chair of the Canadian Pension Commission, 1985-1990;
___________Note on Jack Wolfe from Bill and Ben, 11 December 2014
JAG is proud to announce that the former Judge Advocate General, MGen (Ret’d) Wolfe, was appointed to the rank of Knight of the French Legion
of Honour, as of 18 August 2014, for his service in the liberation of France in WWII.
Major-General (ret’d) Wolfe served in Normandy as a signalman with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry until he was wounded and repatriated to Canada
on 12 Aug 1944. He was released in 1945, but re-enrolled in the Canadian Army as an Artillery officer for the Korean conflict. After this service,
Major-General (ret’d) Wolfe continued his studies in law school while still serving. He completed his studies in 1954 and was recruited into the Office
of the Judge Advocate General. His distinguished career as a Legal Officer culminated in his appointment as Canada’s seventh Judge Advocate
General for the Canadian Forces, serving in that capacity from 1976 to 1982.
We all take great pride in General Wolfe’s accomplishment.
Le JAG est heureux d'annoncer que le major‑général Wolfe (Retraité) a été nommé chevalier de la Légion d’honneur française, le 18 août 2014, pour souligner
sa participation à la libération de la France pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.
Le major-général Wolfe (Retraité) a servi en Normandie, en tant que signaleur au sein du Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, jusqu'à ce qu'il soit blessé
et rapatrié au Canada le 12 août 1944. Le major-général Wolfe a été libéré en 1945, mais il s'est enrôlé de nouveau dans l'Armée canadienne
comme officier d'artillerie lors du conflit en Corée. Le major-général Wolfe (Retraité) a ensuite poursuivi ses études à l'école de droit tandis qu'il était
encore en service. Après avoir terminé ses études en 1954, et il a été recruté au Cabinet du Juge-avocat général. Sa nomination comme septième juge-avocat
général pour les Forces canadiennes a été l'aboutissement d'une carrière remarquable en qualité d'avocat militaire. Le major-général Wolfe a occupé cette
fonction de 1976 à 1982.
Nous sommes tous très fiers de la réussite du général Wolfe.
___________Note on Jack Wolfe by BGen Blaise Cathcart, Judge Advocate General, dated 6 March 2017, Guest Book note at http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timescolonist/john-p-wolfe-condolences/184344694?cid=full, accessed 16 June 2017;
It was with much sadness and a heavy heart that I learned of MGen Jack Wolfe's, QC recent passing. Jack served from 1976-1982 as the 7th Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). On behalf of the Office of the JAG, the entire JAG family and the CAF, I offer my sincere condolences on Jack's passing. While I never had the pleasure of meeting Jack, his reputation as a tremendous legal officer, professional and leader preceded him. When I joined the Legal Branch in 1990, MGen Wolfe was revered almost to the point of being mythical. Although he was very humble, he clearly set the standard for the position of JAG and he certainly left a major and lasting legacy for the OJAG and the CAF. I thank him and his family for their service to, and many sacrifices for, the OJAG, the CAF, Canada and the rule of law. His spirit lives on. Take care and FIAT JUSTITIA (Let Justice Prevail).- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timescolonist/john-p-wolfe-condolences/184344694?cid=full#sthash.YDdMc4ll.dpuf
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___________Obituary: John Wolfe: 2 May 1924 - 26 February 2017
John Wolfe May 2, 1924 - February 26, 2017 A driven, passionate, private, and acerbically witty man - John (or Jack to friends)
came from humble beginnings in Winnipeg Manitoba, an adopted boy raised mainly by his father. John was a man of serious
convictions and principles - still, he lived most days enjoying a good chuckle with loyal companions and family.
John went to war as an underage soldier in 1941. During the war he went through terrible experiences - like all war veterans.
He himself was injured by an exploding shell in Normandy and suffered the consequences of that shrapnel for the rest of his life.
His academic achievements are particularly worthy given that he left high school to join the war effort. On return from war to Canada,
he re-joined the military entering their university training plan and ultimately won the Gold Medal for Law from the University of
Manitoba. He later returned to studies to obtain his Master International Law from King's College, University of London, UK.
As a lawyer within the Canadian Armed Forces his career took him all over the world. He represented Canada at the Geneva Conventions
and other conferences across the globe. He was ultimately promoted to Judge Advocate General of Canada with the rank of Major General.
Soon after leaving the military, he became Chairman of the Canadian Pension Commission in PEI. During his career he contributed to a
number of developments in Canadian military law, United Nations agreements on Laws of War and while in Tanzania he was a major author
in the National Defence Act for Tanzania. He was appointed to the Queen's Counsel (QC) for these accomplishments and received many
other recognitions over his years.
Aside from his academic and professional credits, he was infamous for his wit and charm in social circles and with his family. John did not
do anything in moderation - a hard worker professionally and in the home (many renovations!), a voracious reader, lover of music and the arts.
Mostly, he loved to be with family and friends sharing food, drink and a lot of laughter. Many knew John as the decisive, strong and convicted
soldier/lawyer. But he was a romantic at heart and would melt over music, art, poetry and family.
His first wife Catherine was with him through law school, 4 children and many years before she passed. Emily and John married later in life,
bringing John Francis, his only son. And so, his heirs are grateful for his many talents and interests, as they share passions for comedy, music
and the arts. He leaves behind five children (Andrea (spouse Jack Little), Dr. Cathy (spouse Michael Cullen), Lorraine (spouse Phillip Schatz),
Leslie (spouse Brian Sneddon) and John), six grandchildren (Mark & Brette, Megan, Katie, Matthew and Melanie) and three great grand children.
John was definitely his own man - and he will be greatly missed. (source: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ottawacitizen/obituary.aspx?n=john-wolfe&pid=184344997, accessed 4 March 2017)
John went to war as an underage soldier in 1941. During the war he went through terrible experiences - like all war veterans. He himself was injured by an exploding shell in Normandy and suffered the consequences of that shrapnel for the rest of his life.
His academic achievements are particularly worthy given that he left high school to join the war effort. On return from war to Canada, he re-joined the military entering their university training plan and ultimately won the Gold Medal for Law from the University of Manitoba. He later returned to studies to obtain his Master International Law from King's College, University of London, UK.
As a lawyer within the Canadian Armed Forces his career took him all over the world. He represented Canada at the Geneva Conventions and other conferences across the globe. He was ultimately promoted to Judge Advocate General of Canada with the rank of Major General. Soon after leaving the military, he became Chairman of the Canadian Pension Commission in PEI. During his career he contributed to a number of developments in Canadian military law, United Nations agreements on Laws of War and while in Tanzania he was a major author in the National Defence Act for Tanzania. He was appointed to the Queen's Counsel (QC) for these accomplishments and received many other recognitions over his years. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ottawacitizen/obituary.aspx?n=john-wolfe&pid=184344997#sthash.yzs7AinA.dpuf
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___________"Military Justice far too petty -- Canada's soldiers charged under bizarre obedience standards", Toronto Sun, first posted, Wednesday May 06, 2009; available at http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/peter_worthington/2009/05/06/9366516-sun.html (accessed on 10 May 2012);
___________"Military sweeps civilians aside", Toronto Sun, first posted 22 September 2009, 04:00 AM and updated at 04:11; available at http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/peter_worthington/2009/09/22/11043661-sun.html (accessed on 1 March 2012);
___________"PM correct for announcing military cuts, need for 'more teeth, less tail' ", QMI Agency, Saturday, 17 November 2012, available at http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2012/11/17/pm-correct-for-announcing-military-cuts-need-for-more-teeth-less-tail (accessed 17 January 2016);
These and more, are issues for the incoming defence chief.
He’s largely unknown to both the public and the army, but he’s a new broom, and DND can always do with a clean sweep.
At ceremonies marking the retirement of one chief of defence and the inauguration of another, it was announced that Judge Advocate General (JAG) Blaise Cathcart was to be promoted to major-general.
This seems a curious message when the armed forces are being downsized and positions eliminated, budgets reduced. The promotion seems both unnecessary and provocative: The JAG will do the same job, with the same staff, from the same office, with the same bosses. So why is he being promoted in a time of austerity?
As a major-general, the JAG will still have 150 lawyers at his beck and call, and will outrank a brigade commander who is responsible for up to 5,000 soldiers.
The JAG’s department is one of the few growth industries in the military (along with Public Affairs), and one wonders how this sits with Lawson, now that he’s Canada’s top military person.
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___________"Watching the detectives: The ongoing furor around the
Matt Stopford case and other military judicial scandals shows
there's a problem with the Armed Forces' investigative service", The
Ottawa Sun, Friday, February 21, 2003, p. 14;
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Thank you, Mr. Chair and honourable committee members. It's my pleasure to speak to you today about the amendments in Bill C-426, and particularly to explain some of the practical impacts those proposed amendments would have on the Canadian Forces.
I would like to make it very clear that it's not my purpose today to question the importance of the legislation or the importance of the amendments that have been proposed, but to ensure that members of the committee are aware of some potential implications the proposed amendments have on the Canadian Forces and the Canadian military justice system. If I could classify this information, I would put it in the category that my friend Mr. Hawkes has--as unintended consequences of the proposed amendments.
First of all, as you know, the definition of journalist is defined in the proposed legislation to include any “person who contributes regularly and directly to the gathering, writing, production or dissemination of information for the public through any media, or anyone who assists such a person”.
As it's currently worded, this definition would apply to members of the Canadian Forces who are involved in activities that are not journalistic in nature. This would include members whose primary duties involve the gathering and dissemination of information to the public, such as public affairs officers. As well, the definition would include members who make regular contributions to Canadian Forces publications for the purpose of raising awareness on topical issues such as military personnel policies and information on compensation and benefits. Furthermore, anyone who provides assistance to those who gather and disseminate this type of information, such as computer technicians or administrative clerks, would also be covered by the definition.
The potential impact of having the definition of journalist apply to Canadian Forces members arises from the conflict that could emerge between the protections proposed under this bill and the obligation on military members to report breaches of discipline. Military regulations require members of the Canadian Forces to report to the proper authority any infringement of the pertinent statutes, regulations, rules, orders, and instructions governing conduct. Given the broad definition proposed for journalists, there is a real potential that conflicts will arise.
Second, as you are aware, the proposed amendments will apply not only to judicial proceedings but also to non-judicial proceedings over which Parliament has jurisdiction. Under the National Defence Act, that would include boards of inquiry, which can be held both in and outside of Canada. According to the proposed amendments, in order to compel journalists to disclose the identity of a source during a non-judicial proceeding such as a board of inquiry, it would be necessary to adjourn the proceeding and seek a judicial order. The potential logistical impact of this requirement is compounded by both the breadth of who can be considered a journalist, if the present definition is maintained, as well as the fact that boards of inquiry can proceed outside of Canada. There would be a requirement to seek an order back in Canada in order to proceed with that inquiry.
Furthermore, when determining whether it is in the public interest to compel the disclosure of a source, a judge is required under proposed paragraph 39.1(5)(b) to consider three factors, which have already been discussed: the outcome of the litigation, the freedom of information, and the impact of the journalist's testimony on the source.
The narrow construction of these factors would make it difficult to apply them in the context of a non-judicial proceeding, such as a board of inquiry, which is an investigative tool, not a tool for litigation, or to consider other potentially relevant factors, such as operational or national security, which would be very relevant in the types of non-judicial proceedings that could arise in the context of the Canadian Forces.
Honourable committee members, I would like to thank you for allowing me this opportunity to raise these practical matters with you. I'd be very happy to answer any questions you may have.
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B- Sources of Military Law...15;
C- Acts of Parliament... 16;
D- Regulations made under Statutory Authority...26;
E- Aid to the Civil Power...28;
F- Normal Discipline...30;
G- Offences and Penalties ...33;
H- Arrest and Military Custody...37;
I- Military Tribunals...45;
J- Investigations of Charges...47;
K- Summary and Minor Punishments...51;
Le général Boyle a admis qu'il y avait une perception que le système de justice militaire n'était pas indépendant.
Il a précisé que le juge-avocat général n'était pas son avocat, mais qu'il lui avait donné des conseils pour l'aider à
préparer son témoignage devant la commission d'enquête.
« Il est mon conseiller mais il relève du ministre de la Défense. C'est une nomination du gouvernement du Canada,
il ne fait que me conseiller. Je ne peux pas donner des ordres au juge-avocat général. »