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Criminal Law - Assault and criminal harassment

See also Abuse and Family Violence.

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CLEONet Has Re-Launched at Your Legal Rights
Produced by CLEO
Produced in 2011
Your Legal Rights is the new, improved, and expanded website of legal information for people in Ontario. The new site has free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario.
Available in English


Criminal Law and HIV
Produced by Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Produced in 2011
This is a series of five info sheets on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in Canada. Topics include: Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure: current Canadian law; Prosecutions under the Criminal Code; Does criminalizing HIV non-disclosure make sense; Public health interventions and HIV prevention; Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure: issues for front-line workers
Available in English, French/français


Criminal Law and HIV Non-Disclosure in Canada: Questions and Answers
Produced by Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Produced in 2011
Under Canadian law, people living with HIV may be guilty of a crime for not disclosing their HIV-positive status before engaging in certain activities. This document has information about the current state of Canadian criminal law regarding HIV non-disclosure and responds to related policy and public health concerns.
Available in English, French/français


House Party
Produced by Justice for Children and Youth
Produced in 2011
The spring 2011 issue of the Justice for Children and Youth newsletter looks at some of the legal issues that might arise when young people attend house parties. It discusses assault, alcohol, property damage, drunk driving, drugs, and the rights of youth when in contact with the police.
Available in English


Peace Bonds & Restraining Orders
Produced by Public Legal Education and Information Service - NB
Produced in 2011
In question-and-answer format, this resource explains the criteria for getting a peace bond or a restraining order, the difference between them, how to apply for one, the conditions the court may impose on the other person, and the consequences of disobeying the order.
Available in English, French/français


Criminal and Family Law
Produced by Family Law Education for Women (FLEW)
Produced in 2010
This booklet deals with stalking, assault, and sexual assault. It explains that these kinds of abuse are against the law in Canada and describes how the law can help women who experience this kind of abuse.
Available in English, French/français, Arabic Arabic, Chinese Chinese, Farsi/Persian Farsi/Persian, Spanish Spanish, Tamil Tamil, Urdu Urdu, Korean Korean, Punjabi Punjabi, Russian Russian, Somali Somali


Criminal Law Publications
Produced by Legal Services Society (LSS), British Columbia
Produced in 2010
The Criminal Law section of the Legal Services Society web site has publications on topics such as no-contact orders, self-representation in a criminal trial, and what to do when charged with a crime.
Available in English


Forced Marriage
Produced by South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario
Produced in 2010
This web site has information about forced, non-consensual marriage, including what forced marriage is and how someone in a forced marriage can find help. There are also resources for people and service providers who are helping those in forced marriages.
Available in English


Justice for human rights abuses: How can the CCIJ help you?
Produced by Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ)
Produced in 2010
This brochure explores what measures the Canadian Centre for International Justice can take to help survivors of genocide, torture, and other atrocities seek justice and hold perpetrators responsible for their crimes.
Available in English, French/français, Arabic Arabic, Chinese Chinese, Dari Dari, Farsi/Persian Farsi/Persian, Russian Russian, Serbian Serbian, Spanish Spanish, Swahili Swahili, Tamil Tamil, Somali Somali


Reporting Peer to Peer Violence in Schools
Produced by METRAC
Produced in 2010
This webinar is an overview of Bill 157, legislation that creates obligations to report and respond to serious incidents in Ontario schools.
Available in English


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