November 14, 2014
by Emelina Perez
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that a term of good faith performance is now an implied requirement in all contractual agreements. The court found that Canadian courts' resistance to ruling on the issue of good faith performance in contracts has created an "unsettled and incoherent body ...[read more]
October 24, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced plans to strengthen Canada's anti-terrorism laws in a statement to the Canadian Parliament on Thursday. Harper's plans for increased security measures comes in response to an attack by a lone gunman on Canada's parliament and the National War ...[read more]
October 10, 2014
by Laura DeGeer
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that citizens cannot sue foreign governments for torture. Under the State Immunity Act, a foreign state is immune from the jurisdiction of any court in Canada, unless that state has waived such immunity. In the case at hand, a Canadian citizen visited Iran ...[read more]
July 9, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Alberta Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in favor of former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr, ordering that he be transferred from a federal penitentiary to a provincial correctional facility. Khadr, a Canadian citizen now age 27, was captured by US forces after being found fighting in ...[read more]
May 8, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Court of Appeal of Quebec on Wednesday upheld the conviction of Rwandan Hutu Desire Munyaneza for war crimes committed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Munyaneza was convicted in May 2009 and sentenced the following October for seven counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes ...[read more]
March 20, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Supreme Court of Minnesota ruled Wednesday that part of a Minnesota statute prohibiting the advising or encouraging of suicide is unconstitutional. The court overturned the conviction of William Melchert-Dinkel, who was convicted in 2011 of two counts of aiding suicide, after a judge found he " ...[read more]
February 13, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky ruled Wednesday that Kentucky must recognize valid out-of-state marriages between same-sex couples living in Kentucky. The case was brought by four same-sex couples living in Kentucky, who had been legally married in Canada or ...[read more]
February 11, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California on Monday sentenced former Guatemalan soldier Jorge Sosa Orantes to a maximum of 10 years in federal prison for lying on his immigration forms about his role in a 1982 massacre in which around 200 people were killed. Orantes ...[read more]
January 31, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the Canadian government on Friday to institute an independent national inquiry into violence against women in the country. HRW also urged the government to establish greater accountability for cases of police misconduct. HRW found that the police have failed to ...[read more]
December 20, 2013
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday struck down three of the country's anti-prostitution laws, finding that they violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. While prostitution is not illegal in Canada, the laws at issue banned keeping a brothel, living on the avails of prostitution, ...[read more]

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