Implementing Supreme Court of Canada decisions on sentencing Aboriginal people
University of Manitoba law professor David Milward and UBC law professor Debra Parkes have worked with Robson Hall colleagues, students, and members of the Manitoba bench and bar to improve Manitoba’s implementation of the Gladue decision on Aboriginal sentencing. It is designed to address the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system.
In March 2011, they organized the symposium Implementing Gladue: Law & Policy 20 Years After the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry. (See media coverage.)
The Gladue Handbook, intended as a resource for lawyers, judges and other justice system participants, was launched in September 2012 in Winnipeg.
The Gladue Project: Making a Difference in the Criminal Justice System by Dr. David Milward, Robson Hall Alumni Report, September 2012
Gladue: Beyond Myth and Toward Implementation in Manitoba by David Milward and Debra Parkes, Manitoba Law Journal 35, 84-110, 2011
Ipeelee and the Pursuit of Proportionality in a World of Mandatory Minimum Sentences by Debra Parkes, For the Defence, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2012
The Silence of Solitary Confinement, profile of Prof. Debra Parkes and her research on misuse of solitary confinement and the Gladue Project, Research Life, University of Manitoba, Fall 2012