No Legal Way Out: R v Ryan, Coercive Control and the Meaning of Duress

Event Date: 
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Via Zoom

This talk is part of the Interdisciplinary Studies events series held biweekly on Fridays

In this talk, we examine the story of a woman who felt she had no legal way out and acted under duress. Through a feminist lens, we explain why the Supreme Court of Canada, the RCMP and the media let down Nicole Doucet and all women trapped in abusive relationships.

Dr. Lori Chambers is the Chair and Graduate Coordinator of Gender and Women's Studies, Lakehead University. In the Winter 2021 semester she is teaching Feminist Engagement with Law (with a focus on Gender-Based Violence) and a graduate seminar, Feminist Theories. Her research centers on gender-based violence.

Dr. Nadia Verrelli is an Associate Professor at Laurentian University. Her main teaching and research centers on Canadian constitutionalism, federalism and institutions

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