New work on interim measures of protection in human rights cases
Joanna Harrington, "The Legitimacy of Interim Measures from the Perspective of a State: The Example of Canada" in Eva Rieter & Karin Zwaan, eds, Urgency and Human Rights: Perspectives on the Legitimacy and Usefulness of Interim Measures in Human Rights Cases (The Hague: TMC Asser Press, 2020)
Delighted to contribute this chapter to a forthcoming book on the urgent need for widespread respect for interim measures requests in international human rights cases. Improvements needed from states, but also from the treaty monitoring bodies, with state confidence to be fostered through greater transparency and rigour in reasons. A pre-print version of the chapter is available on SSRN.
Written evidence to the UK Constitution Committee's Inquiry on Parliamentary Scrutiny of Treaties
On 30 April 2019, the United Kingdom's House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution released its report on Parliamentary Treaty Scrutiny (HL Paper 345). The report, found here, endorses the call for a dedicated parliamentary treaty scrutiny committee as a needed reform for making law by treaty, citing my written submission, found here.
The House of Lords has since decided to create a committee to scrutinize international agreements negotiated and signed by the UK in 2020.
Extradition, diplomatic assurances and human rights
Joanna Harrington, "Extradition, Assurances and Human Rights: Guidance from the Supreme Court of Canada in India v Badesha" (2019) 88 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 273-293. Open access at Osgoode Digital Commons.
This article evaluates a recent Supreme Court of Canada judgment concerning a legal challenge to the use of diplomatic assurances by sending states to alleviate substantial risks of serious mistreatment faced by an individual wanted for trial in another state.
New edition of the Public International Law title for Halsbury’s Laws of Canada
Established in 1907, "Halsbury’s" is the common law world’s best known first point of reference for legal practitioners. Launched in 2006, the first edition of a Canada-specific Halsbury's was completed in 2012. With over 100 subject titles written by academics, practitioners and judges, HLC aims to provide a clear exposition on every aspect of the current law of Canada. The series, and the new title, is available in print and online via LexisNexis Advance Quicklaw.
Assessing Canada's legislative scheme for tackling foreign corruption
Joanna Harrington, "Addressing the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials: Developments and Challenges within the Canadian Legal Landscape" (2018) 56 The Canadian Yearbook of International Law 98-143. DOI: 10.1017/cyl.2019.3
This article undertakes a scholarly review of the past 20 years of Canadian effort under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, identifying the need for more work to be done to improve the Act's effectiveness. It also identifies the need to more clearly define the victims of foreign corruption and discusses the need to secure the return of proceeds of crime through improved inter-state cooperation across multiple jurisdictions.
Redress for foreign victims in foreign corruption cases
My thanks to the team at Policy Options magazine for publishing my piece in August 2019 on the often forgotten overseas victims of foreign corruption, found here.