Jul 6th, 2020
A paper by professor Jillian Rogin of Windsor Law was cited in a judgment by the Supreme Court of Canada ordering a new trial in the case R. v. Zora.
Prof. Rogin’s paper, “Gladue and Bail: The Pre-Trial Sentencing of Aboriginal People in Canada,” published by the Canadian Bar Review in 2017, argues that Aboriginal people in Canada are improperly being sentenced via bail proceedings.
The court noted the work in its finding that “Indigenous people, overrepresented in the criminal justice system, are also disproportionately affected by unnecessary and unreasonable bail conditions and resulting breach charges.”
Its ruling will allow Chaycen Michael Zora to appeal his conviction for breach of bail conditions.