The Rule of Law and international human rights remain alive and kicking in Canada.
Abdullah Khadr (right) looks on as his lawyer Dennis Edney talks to media outside court in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug.4, 2010. (Colin Perkel / THE CANADIAN PRESS via http://www.ctv.ca)
Today, the Court of Appeal for Ontario in United States of America v. Khadr,2011 ONCA 358 (Ont. C.A.), dismissed the appeal by the United States government to extradite Canadian citizen, Abdullah Khadr (the older brother of Omar Khadr currently held in Guantanamo Bay pending his return to Canada following his guilty plea to terrorism related charges). The Court of Appeal affirmed that a stay was the appropriate judicial response to a violation of the human rights of an individual sought for extradition on terrorism charges. (more…)