School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

What's Next in Canadian Anti-terror Law and Policy: Reading the Tea Leaves

Craig Forcese

Thursday, March 31, 2016,  12:00 pm 
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 202

** Light lunch starts at 11:30 AM             All are Welcome

Craig Forcese | March 31, 2016



Craig Forcese

Associate Professor,
Faculty of Law (Common Law Section)
University of Ottawa




In the wake of the change in government, what things might be see in terms of Canada’s evolving approach to anti-terrorism and national security law and policy?  What changes would be easy fixes and which would be more complicated?  Craig Forcese will explore positions taken in Craig Forcese & Kent Roach, False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism” (Irwin Law 2015) and discuss the possible future of bill C-51 and other instruments and policies.


Craig Forcese is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa.  He teaches public international law, national security law, administrative law and public law/legislation.  Much of his present research and writing relates to national security and democratic accountability.

He is co-author of False Security: The Radicalization of Canada’s Terror Laws (Irwin Law, 2015) (with Kent Roach), the author of National Security Law: Canadian Practice in International Perspective (Irwin Law, 2008) and co-editor of Human Rights and Anti-terrorism (Irwin Law, 2008) and Terrorism, Law and Democracy: 10 Years after 9/11 (Montreal: Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, 2012).  He is also co-author of International Law: Doctrine, Theory and Practice (Irwin Law, 2007, 2d Ed 2014) and Laws of Government: The Legal Foundations of Canadian Democracy (Irwin Law, 2005, 2d Ed 2011) and co-editor of Public Law: Cases, Commentary and Materials (Emond Montgomery, 1st Ed 2006; 2d Ed 2011; 3d Ed 2015). 

Craig was vice dean in the Common Law Section 2011-2014.  Prior to joining the law school faculty, Craig practiced law with the Washington D.C. office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP for two years, specializing in international trade and commercial law.  He has a B.A. from McGill, an M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, an LL.B. (summa cum laude) from University of Ottawa and an LL.M. from Yale University. 

He is a member in good standing of the bars of Ontario, New York and the District of Columbia.