Canada court rejects terror law

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk

Canada court rejects terror law

Adil Charkaoui walks past a number of protest signs outside the Ottawa court

The debate over the law pitched security against individual rights

Canada’s Supreme Court has struck down a controversial system that allowed the government to detain and deport foreign-born terror suspects.

The Supreme Court has given parliament one year to rewrite the section of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act – under which the certificates are issued – to comply with the constitution.

“Before the state can detain people for significant periods of time, it must accord them a fair judicial process,” wrote Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on behalf of all nine judges.
“The secrecy required by the scheme denies the named person the opportunity to know the case out against him or her, and hence to challenge the government’s case,”

  powered by clipmarks
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s