Redress for foreign victims in foreign corruption cases
My thanks to the team at Policy Options magazine for publishing my piece on the often forgotten overseas victims of foreign corruption, found here.
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.
New work on extradition, 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 available from Osgoode Digital Commons.
This article evaluates a recent Supreme Court of Canada judgment concerning a legal challenge to the use of diplomatic assurances to alleviate substantial risks of serious mistreatment faced by an individual wanted for trial in a foreign state.
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 on defining the victims of foreign corruption. It also discusses the need to secure the return of proceeds of crime through improved inter-state cooperation across multiple jurisdictions.
A related commentary for a lay audience was published in ‘The Conversation’ in February 2019. The pre-print version of the full article is available from SSRN.
Reforming the working methods of the UN Security Council
Joanna Harrington, "The Working Methods of the United Nations Security Council: Maintaining the Implementation of Change" (2017) 66:1 ICLQ 39-77. DOI: 10.1017/S0020589316000397
This article examines the working methods of the UN's most powerful organ, using the principles of transparency, engagement and accountability, and the principle of conflict prevention, as guidance points for the implementation of change.
This work was recently recognized as the basis for the author's receipt of the inaugural Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) Scholarly Paper Award.
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 treaty scrutiny committee as a needed reform for making law by treaty, citing a written submission by Professor Joanna Harrington of the University of Alberta, found here.
The Oxford Handbook of the Canadian Constitution
Honoured to contribute a chapter on Charter interpretation to the first 'Oxford Handbook' on the Canadian Constitution, edited by Peter Oliver, Patrick Macklem & Nathalie Des Rosiers, with publication in 2017 aptly marking the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Oxford Handbooks offer thorough introductions to topics, reviewing the key issues and current debates. See generally Oxford Handbooks Online.
Joanna Harrington, "Interpreting the Charter" in Peter Oliver, Patrick Macklem and Nathalie Des Rosiers, eds, The Oxford Handbook of the Canadian Constitution (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017) at 621-638. DOI: 10.1093/law/9780190664817.003.0029. Pre-print version available from SSRN.