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Article | Jim Young | May 12, 2009
“Kafkaesque” Adelrazik Saga Raises Mobility Rights Question

Category: The Charter, Mobility Rights (Section 6)

Does the Government of Canada have a constitutional obligation to make good faith efforts to repatriate citizens stranded abroad? Section 6(1) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms reads, “Every citizen of […]

Article | Jim Young & Ken Dickerson | June 19, 2009
Abdelrazik Set to Return to Canada, as Government Retreats from Confrontation

Category: The Charter, Mobility Rights (Section 6)

Author: Jim Young and Ken Dickerson[1] A Canadian citizen who has spent more than a year living in a Canadian embassy, unable to return to Canada amid suspicions of terrorist sympathies, […]

Article | Jim Young | June 8, 2009
Court Orders Canadian Government to Bring Abdelrazik Home

Category: The Charter, Mobility Rights (Section 6)

On June 4, 2009, Federal Court Justice Russell Zinn ordered the government to take immediate action to repatriate Abousfian Abdelrazik, a Canadian citizen who has been stranded in Sudan since 2004. Abdelrazik […]

Article | Martha Peden | March 3, 2007
Government’s Use of Surveillance Cameras

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2), Mobility Rights (Section 6), Legal Rights (Sections 7-14)

“Always under surveillance. You can’t go far in Toronto without being seen on camera”[1] Toronto police have installed surveillance cameras in areas of the city to deter and fight crime […]

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Mobility Rights

Category: The Charter, Mobility Rights (Section 6)

At their most basic, mobility rights allow individuals to move from place to place, largely free from government intervention. In a country as large and diverse as Canada, the ability […]

Article | Jim Young | August 25, 2009
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Terrorist’s Charter Appeal of Denied Passport

Category: The Charter, Mobility Rights (Section 6)

On August 20, 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada decided not to hear an appeal from a convicted terrorist living in Canada who had applied for a Canadian passport. Earlier […]

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