Welcome to the official website of Canadian human rights lawyer Richard Warman.


1. Scottish independence: Billy Bragg in the Guardian on why Scottish nationalism is different from English nationalism. And Stephen Colbert in a video with the Guardian’s US editor Matt Wells on the cataclysm to come.

2. Richard Warman/Canadian Human Rights Commission v Terry Tremaine – Tremaine finally going to jail. Terry Tremaine testified at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that the only thing he regretted about calling Jews “vermin” and “parasites” was that he was being redundant. He posted hate propaganda calling for genocide and ethnic cleansing to his website and the Internet. Tremaine was ordered to stop posting online hate and deliberately defied it leading to a 30-day jail sentence for contempt of court. Now, Tremaine has lost his latest appeal and according to his defence lawyer will not pass go but report directly to jail to finally serve his well-deserved time out.

Update – Decision is now available on the Federal Court of Appeal’s website here.

Play that Funky Music:

Proclaimers – Cap in Hand – In honour of the upcoming Scottish referendum