Law professor Danardo JonesLaw professor Danardo Jones moderated a March 20 panel discussion on systemic racism in Canada’s bail system.

Panel discusses issues of bail reform

Continuing his work fighting injustices and discrimination in the bail system, law professor Danardo Jones and the Transnational Law and Racial Justice Network hosted a panel discussion on the bail system in Canada and its effects on marginalized communities.

The March conversation focused on how such factors as race, class, and gender influence bail decisions.

“Bail is a constitutional right that protects marginalized and racialized accused people — mainly Black and Indigenous — from the overwhelming power of the state to restrict, sometimes unlawfully, liberty,” Prof. Jones said.

Panellists included Windsor law professor Jillian Rogin, retired judge John Joy, sociology professor Nicole Myers of Queen’s University, University of Victoria law professor Asad Kiyani, federal prosecutor Shushanna Harris, and defence attorneys Bobby Russon and Rohit Gupta.

—Dalia Mazhar

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