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Robert’s research is focused in the areas of criminal and constitutional law, human rights, and national security. He completed a PhD in law at the University of British Columbia in 2013. Over the course of his doctorate, he held the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and was a visiting scholar at the Yale Law School.
Robert is the author of The Harbinger Theory: How the Post-9/11 Emergency Became Permanent and the Case for Reform (Oxford University Press, 2015) and Guantanamo North: Terrorism and the Administration of Justice in Canada (Fernwood, 2008). He has also published a number of articles and book chapters on counter-terror law, police powers, sentencing, and human rights.
Together with Professors Neudorf and Hunt, Robert is a founder and co-editor in chief of the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law.
Robert has also been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 2002, with practice experience in criminal and constitutional law, and various administrative tribunals. He currently teaches first-year criminal law and advanced criminal law in the upper year curriculum.
Recent Citations for Robert Diab
- The policing of major events in Canada: Lessons from Toronto's G20 and Vancouver's Olympica
- Security for the Olympics: British Columbia needs a “Public Order Policing Act”
- The gap in Canadian police powers: Canada needs “Public Order Policing” legislation
- R v Khawaja and the fraught question of rehabilitation in terrorism sentencing
- Sentencing of terrorism offences after 9/11: A comparative review of early case law
- Counter-terror Law: Canada
- Canada’s refugee health law and policy from a comparative, constitutional, and human rights perspective
- Preface by the editors-in-chief