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Graham Hudson

Graham Hudson


PhD, Associate Professor


JOR 825


416-979-5000 Ext. 2258


Graham is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University. He holds a B.A. (Hons) in History and Philosophy from York University, a J.D. from the University of Toronto, an LL.M. from Queen's University, and a Ph.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School. His doctoral studies focused on the impact of international and comparative human rights on the Canadian security certificate regime. 

Graham is a member of several research teams, including the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society’s SSHRC Partnership Grant (Co-Applicant) and a SSHRC Insight Grant on the intersection of security, irregular migration and asylum (Co-Applicant; Prof. Idil Atak, PI). He is also conducting a legal and empirical study of “sanctuary city” policy in Toronto (funded by the RBC Immigrant, Diversity and Inclusion Project), in collaboration with Drs. Idil Atak, Michele Manocchi, and Charity-Ann Hannan. Finally, he is studying the use of secret evidence in Canadian courts with Dr. Daniel Alati (funded by the Foundation for Legal Research). 

Graham teaches courses on criminal law, criminal courts, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and an experiential "criminal law in practice" seminar, in partnership with lawyers Chris Chorney, Apple Newton-Smith, and Jason Gourda.



Selected Publications:

Crime, (Irregular) Migration, and Punishment: A Canadian Perspective”, in Immigration Policy in the Age of Punishment, Philip Kretsedemas & David Brotherton, Eds. (Columbia University Press) forthcoming.

“The (Mis-)Use of Analogy: Crimmigration and the Integrity of Law”, in Idil Atak & James Simeon, Eds., Advancing Protection and Fostering Belonging in an Era of the Criminalization of Migration (McGill-Queens Press) Forthcoming

No) Access T.O.: A Pilot Study on Sanctuary City Policy in Toronto, Canada” (February, 2017) RCIS Working Paper Series No x (co-authored with Idil Atak, Michele Manocchi, and Charity-Ann Hannan.)

“Secret Hearings and the Right to a Fair Trial: 2015 and Beyond” (2017) Canadian Human Rights Yearbook .

“Persuasion, Authority, and the (Common Law) Foundations of Transnational Legal Decision-Making” in D. Mohammed & M. Lewiński, eds., Argumentation and Reasoned Action: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Argumentation, Lisbon, 2015. Vol. II. (London: College Publications, 2016) 505-518.

“As Good as it Gets? Security, Asylum and the Rule of Law After the Certificate Trilogy” (2016) 52:3 Osgoode Hall Law Journal

“Sex Work, Law and Violence: Bedford v. Canada and the Human Rights of Sex Workers” (2013) 31:1 Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice

“The Genocide Question and Indian Residential Schools in Canada” (Summer, 2012) Canadian Journal of Political Science (with David MacDonald)

“The History and Structure of Criminal Law” in, Karla O’Regan & Susan Reid, eds., Thinking About Criminal Justice in Canada (Emond Montgomery Publications, 2012)

“Transnational Human Rights Advocacy and the Judicial Review of Global Intelligence Agency Cooperation in Canada” in Craig Forcese & François Crépeau, eds., Terrorism, Law and Democracy: Ten Years After 9/11 (Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, 2011)

(Book Review) “Learning From Our Mistakes? Legal-Moral Philosophy and the Constitution of International Law- A Review of Patrick Capps’ ‘Human Dignity and the Foundations of International Law’” (2011) 2:1 Transnational Legal Theory 145

(Book Review) “Civilizing Globalization: Human Rights and the Global Economy-David Kinley” (2011) 2:2 Journal of Human Rights and the Environment 240

“The Administration of Justice? Certificate Proceedings, Charkaoui II, and the Value of Disclosure” (2010) 48:1 Alberta Law Review 195

“A Delicate Balance: Charkaoui (Re) and the Constitutional Dimensions of Disclosure” (2010) 19:1 Constitutional Forum 129

“The Never-Ending Story? Charkaoui (Re) and the Virtues of Persistence” (October 29th, 2009) The Court ( Osgoode Hall Law School

“Whither International Law? Security Certificates, the Supreme Court, and the Rights of Non-Citizens in Canada” (2009) 26:1 Refuge 172

(Book Review) “Multiculturalism and the Canadian Constitution- edited by Stephen Tierney” (Winter 2009) 46:3 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 675

“Neither Here nor There: The (Non-)Impact of International Law on Judicial Reasoning in Canada and South Africa” (2008) Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 321

“The Politics of Human Rights: Evaluating the Ethics of Strategic Social Construction” (2008) 9:3 Gnosis 1


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