R. v. Ryan: Leaving Battered Women to the 'Justification' of Self-Defence?
(2013) 98 Criminal Reports (6th) 258.
3 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2013
Date Written: March 1, 2013
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.
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