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Other Decisions Decision 2010 SCC 3 (29/01/2010)

Authority: Supreme Court of Canada

Date: 01/29/2010

Subject: The Supreme Court of Canada has recognized the responsibility of the Canadian Government for the violation of the rights to liberty and security of Omar Ahmed Khadr, in relation to his detention in the prison of Guantanamo. With regard to the request of repatriation lodged by the claimant, the Court, in virtue of the principle of separation of powers, has established that the Government, and not the Court, is competent to decide in such matter.

Parties: Prime Minister of Canada, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police e Omar Ahmed Khadr

Original language: English

Classification: Dignity - Art. 4 Torture - Inhuman punishments - Degrading punishments - Inhuman treatments - Degrading treatments - Freedoms - Art. 6 Personal liberty - Personal security - Justice - Art. 48 Rights of defence

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