On June 6th, 2011, the Honourable Justice Maranger of the Ontario Superior Court ordered Ottawa professor Hassan Diab, committed for extradition to France. France requested Professor Diab’s extradition in connection with the bombing of a Paris synagogue in October 1980.
Professor Diab has denied any involvement with the bombing, stating that he was not even France [...]
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper urging him to directly intervene with the Egyptian government to demand the release of Canadians Tarek Loubani and John Greyson. Both men have been detained in Egypt since the middle of August although no charges have been laid against them. Over the last [...]
Today the Supreme Court of Canada released its judgment in Ezokola v Canada, available here http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/13184/index.do The decision is a victory for refugee protection and international criminal responsibility as well as for Canadian principles of asylum, criminal law, and fundamental justice.
CCLA applauds the decision for correctly recognizing, as CCLA argued in its intervention, that any decision [...]
Yesterday the Government resumed debate about reinstating two sunsetted provisions relating to preventive arrest and investigative hearings — which are included in Bill S7 (Combatting Terrorism Act).
CCLA is supportive of the Government’s legal duty to take every lawful measure to protect Canadians from the threat of terrorism — but we are not supportive of Bill S7. In [...]
This morning, CCLA will intervene in the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Rachidi Ekanza Ezokola v Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. The case concerns the proper application of the Article 1F(A) exclusion clause of the UN 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, which is incorporated into Canadian law through the [...]