National security law nutshell lectures. Best listened to from the oldest posted podcast to the most recent.
US Constitutional Law and National Security Nutshell for Canadians10/01/2018 Duración: 44min
A brief nutshell lecture prepared for Canadians participating in the Georgetown National Security Crisis Law Simulation. The purpose of this nutshell is to provide a high level overview of US constitutional law, as contrasted to Canadian equivalents. The podcast also provides a general overview of the legal basis for some of the key members of the US intelligence community.
NS Nutshell (Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction)31/01/2017 Duración: 20min
Brief podcast on international and Cdn law controlling proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and also a brief discussion of export control law in this area.
NS Nutshell (Legal Responses to Epidemics and Disasters)31/01/2017 Duración: 20min
Brief podcasts discussing legal responses to epidemics and disasters, including the federal Emergencies Act, Emergency Management Act, National Defence Act "public service" powers, and Quarantine Act and a general discussion provincial disaster and public health laws.
NS Nutshell (Tools for Restraining or Interrupting National Security Threat)27/01/2017 Duración: 20min
Brief podcast on anti-terrorism peace bonds (recognizance with conditions), so-called "preventive detention" and the "threat reduction activities" of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service created by bill C-51.
NS Nutshell (Intelligence Sharing)26/01/2017 Duración: 20min
Brief podcast on intelligence sharing by Cdn agencies to both domestic and international partners. Includes discussion of Five Eyes and the issue of intelligence sharing and risk of torture.
NS Nutshell (Tools of National Security Interdiction)26/01/2017 Duración: 19min
Brief podcast on what I call "interdiction", focusing on border control measures, passport revocation, no fly lists, immigration security tools (like security certificates) and the controversial concept of citizenship revocation.
NS Nutshell (Intelligence and Evidence)25/01/2017 Duración: 12min
Brief podcast on "intelligence to evidence"; that is, challenges and conundrums of using information collected by intelligence services in the prosecution of crimes, such as terrorism offences.
NS Nutshell (Terrorism Offences -- Terrorist Activity)17/01/2017 Duración: 12min
First brief nutshell lecture on Canadian anti-terrorism criminal law. This lecture focuses on the predicate of (most) Canadian terrorism offences: that the impugned conduct involve "terrorist activity". Because of the complexity of this area, it may be best to view this lecture in video, where I present relevant text: http://tinyurl.com/z3owo2g
NS Nutshell (Terrorism Offences -- Terrorist Groups)17/01/2017 Duración: 11min
Second podcast in the mini-series on anti-terrorism criminal law in Canada, focusing on the concept of "terrorist groups" in Canadian law.
NS Nutshell (Terrorism Offences -- Precise Crimes)17/01/2017 Duración: 08min
Brief nutshell podcast summarizing the most important terrorism crimes in the Canadian Criminal Code, focusing on instruction, facilitation and participation offences and discussing the controversial new "advocacy and promotion of terrorism offences in general" speech crime.
NS Nutshell (Review of National Security Agencies)12/01/2017 Duración: 13min
Brief podcast on accountability review of Canadian national security agencies. An earlier video version of this lecture is at http://tinyurl.com/z4jtr33
NS Nutshell (National Security Secrecy Law)12/01/2017 Duración: 18min
Brief podcast on national security secrecy law in Canada, focusing on justifications for secrecy, secrecy in court proceedings and the Canada Evidence Act, national security and the Access to Information Act and the secrecy offences for unauthorized disclosures.
NS Nutshell (Deployment of the CAF)11/01/2017 Duración: 13min
A brief podcast describing the law governing the international and domestic deployment of the Canadian Armed Forces
NS Nutshell (National Security Surveillance Law 101)11/01/2017 Duración: 14min
Brief podcast providing an overview of Part VI of the Criminal Code, the CSIS Act surveillance warrant regime and the CSE foreign intelligence system, as well as introducing thorny issues around the collection of metadata.
NS Nutshell (CSE and Metadata Acquisition)11/01/2017 Duración: 13min
Brief podcast lecture on the concept of metadata, private communications, foreign intelligence and the Communications Security Establishment, given controversies associated with the Snowden disclosures. Video version: http://tinyurl.com/znonx87
NS Nutshell (Organization in emergencies)10/01/2017 Duración: 12min
Brief podcast on the federal Emergencies Act in Canada and its affect on law and governance.
NS Nutshell (NS organization)09/01/2017 Duración: 10min
Brief podcast on the structure of Canadian national security institutions.