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The defence of duress in Canadian criminal law has been described by scholars and judges as a “complicated mess,” “[o]ften confusing and potentially gendered,” and “irrational, anomalous, perverse, illogical and fundamentally wrong.” The most recent Supreme Court of Canada case to attempt to bring clarity to the embattled duress defence, R v Ryan (“Ryan”), is the focus of Nadia Verrelli and Lori Chambers’ No Legal Way Out: R v Ryan, Domestic Abuse, and the Defence of Duress (“No Legal Way Out”).

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