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OJEN has over 200 resources available for use in classrooms, community agencies and justice education programs. All OJEN resources are available for free in English or French. Resources are for general educational use and are not legal advice. Anyone dealing with legal issues should consult a lawyer for confidential, specific legal advice. OJEN retains the copyright over all OJEN resources and materials cannot be modified without prior written permission. There are four ways to search for a resource:

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Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: Benita Suarez v. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2012 Charter Challenge, deals with an application by Ms. Benita Suarez to declare the mandatory detention scheme for foreign nationals under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act as unconstitutional. Ms. Suarez fled her home country, Espadrole, and travelled by boat to Canada where, upon arrival, she was deemed […]

Top Five 2005: R v Hamilton

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. R v Hamilton, [2005] 2 SCR 432, 2005 SCC […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. Manfred and Maria Richtofen

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2010 Charter Challenge, deals with the balance between the rights of individuals and the need for public safety. Manfred and Maria Richtofen belong to a religion that has strict guidelines on maintaining one’s personal bodily privacy. They claim that having to submit to a full body scan during […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. Clearwater

This resource, originally from the OJEN Fall 2010 Charter Challenge, deals with the balance between the rights of individuals and the need for public safety. Mr. Noel Clearwater, the leader of an environmental group called “Friends of the Earth,” was arrested and detained under the Emergency Measures and Public Order Act following comments he made […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. Peltier

This resource, originally from the OJEN Fall 2011 Charter Challenge, deals with mandatory minimum sentences for drug possession. Mr. Daniel Peltier plead guilty to a single count of trafficking a controlled substance and was subject to a minimum prison sentence under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Mr. Peltier brought an application challenging the mandatory […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. Khan

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2011 Charter Challenge, deals with the extraterritorial application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Mr. Raheem Khan was questioned by the Afghan Border Police under the direction of RCMP officers who were interested in obtaining information relating to an ongoing case against Mr. Khan’s father and […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. Antonio Provolone

This resource, originally from the OJEN Fall 2009 Charter Challenge, deals with access to legal counsel. Mr. Antonio Provolone does not have legal counsel to proceed to trial on a number of criminal charges, including robbery. His original lawyer withdrew from his case due to illness, and Mr. Provolone has been unable to find a […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. J. Intolerant

This resource, originally from OJEN’s 2006 Charter Challenge, deals with hate speech and freedom of expression. Mr. Joseph Intolerant sent a derogatory e-mail about a group of new immigrants to his friend, a member of a white supremacist group, who subsequently posted the e-mail on the group’s website. The e-mail was viewed by the RCMP […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: Freeman Fracas v. The Central Regional School Board

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2009 Charter Challenge, deals with students’ right to post information about their teachers on social media websites. Freeman Fracas, a grade 12 student,posted statements and pictures on his personal Facebook page that were deemed offensive and insulting to a teacher. The school principal suspended Mr. Fracas for 7 […]

International Criminal Law Mock Trial Role Preparation Package

This resource provides background information on the International Criminal Court (ICC), and includes a time chart, courtroom etiquette and preparation guidelines for students playing the roles of the prosecution, defence and victim’s lawyers, UN observer, judge, registrar, court services officer and members of the press. This resource can be used to prepare students for an […]

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