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Other Decisions Decision 2014 SCC 62 (10/10/2014)

Authority: Supreme Court of Canada

Date: 10/10/2014

Subject: The Supreme Court of Canada pronounces itself in favour of the applicability, according to the State Immunity Act, of the principle of immunity of States in civil proceedings before Canadian courts for torture committed, in their Country, by civil servants of a foreign State, also recalling the decision of the Court of Strasbourg in the case Jones and others vs the United Kingdom

Parties: Estate of the Late Zahra (Ziba) Kazemi and Stephan (Salman) Hashemi v. Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, Saeed Mortazavi, Mohammad Bakhshi and Attorney General of Canada

Original language: English

Classification: Dignity - Art. 4 Torture - Justice - Art. 47 Right to an effective remedy before a tribunal - General provisions - Art. 52 Scope of guaranteed rights

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