Putting the State on Trial: The Policing of Protest during the G20 Summit
Available in the Osgoode Hall Law School Library
Canada is often lauded as a model democracy that values the constitutional rights of its citizens. So when over a thousand people -- most of whom were peaceful protesters or hapless bystanders -- were violently arrested and then detained without charge during the G20 Summit in Toronto in 2010, many Canadians felt shock and outrage. Putting the State on Trial: The Policing of Protest during the G20 Summit examines the political, social, and economic conditions that "allowed" the policing of the G20 Summit to culminate in human and civil rights violations. Written by a multi-disciplinary group of scholars and legal practitioners, this book contextualizes events before, during, and after the summit from a range of perspectives. Although the G20 protests serve as a point of departure in every chapter, the contributing authors engage with larger questions about the control of dissent and the exercise of freedom of expression, the right to peaceful assembly and association, the impact of the securitization and internationalization of Canadian politics, the implications of legal uncertainty, and the accountability vacuum. Importantly, it asks what needs to be done to ensure the civil liberties of Canadians are safeguarded in the future.
Beare, Margaret; Des Rosiers, Nathalie; and Deshman, Abigail C., "Putting the State on Trial: The Policing of Protest during the G20 Summit" (2015). Books. 267.