R. v. Ryan: Leaving Battered Women to the 'Justification' of Self-Defence?

(2013) 98 Criminal Reports (6th) 258.

3 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2013

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Carissima Mathen

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Michael Plaxton

College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

Date Written: March 1, 2013

Abstract

In this short case note on R. v Ryan (2013, SCC), we discuss the constitutional implications of the ruling for the defense of self-defense, as well its conspicuous failure to engage seriously with battered woman's syndrome.

Keywords: Duress, self-defense, battered woman's syndrome.

Suggested Citation

Mathen, Carissima and Plaxton, Michael, R. v. Ryan: Leaving Battered Women to the 'Justification' of Self-Defence? (March 1, 2013). (2013) 98 Criminal Reports (6th) 258., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2285175

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Michael Plaxton

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