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Canada: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is Canada's final court of appeal, the last judicial resort for all litigants, whether individuals or governments. Its jurisdiction embraces both the civil law of the province of Quebec and the common law of the other provinces and territories. The Supreme Court hears appeals from the court of last resort, usually a provincial or territorial court of appeal or the Federal Court of Appeal. The Court hears appeals from three sources. In most cases, leave, or permission, must first be obtained from a panel of three judges of the Court. Cases for which leave to appeal is not required, primarily criminal cases and appeals from provincial references, are a second source. The third source of cases is the reference power of the federal government by which the Court is required to give an opinion on questions referred to it by the Governor in Council. Website: www.scc-csc.gc.ca/
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Kanthasamy v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)

10 December 2015 | Judicial Body: Canada: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - Humanitarian protection (including tolerated stay) | Countries: Canada - Sri Lanka

B010 v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)

27 November 2015 | Judicial Body: Canada: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Illegal entry - Immigration law - Smuggling of persons | Countries: Canada - Cuba - Sri Lanka

R. v. Appulonappa

27 November 2015 | Judicial Body: Canada: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Constitutional law - Criminal justice - Immigration law - Right to liberty and security - Smuggling of persons - Tamil | Countries: Canada - Sri Lanka

Febles v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)

30 October 2014 | Judicial Body: Canada: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Exclusion clauses - Human rights law - Serious non-political crime | Countries: Canada - Cuba

Ezokola v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

19 July 2013 | Judicial Body: Canada: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Canada - Congo, Democratic Republic of the

R. v. Pham

Subject to editorial revision before its reproduction in final form in the Canada Supreme Court Reports.

14 March 2013 | Judicial Body: Canada: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Drug trafficking - Expulsion | Countries: Canada - Viet Nam

Németh v. Canada (Justice)

On appeal from the Court of Appeal for Quebec.

25 November 2010 | Judicial Body: Canada: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Cessation clauses - Changes of circumstances in home country - Extradition - Non-refoulement - Refoulement - Refugee / Asylum law - Refugees - Roma | Countries: Canada - Hungary

Canada (Prime Minister) v. Khadr

This document is subject to editorial revision before its reproduction in final form in the Canada Supreme Court Reports. On appeal from a judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal (Nadon, Evans and Sharlow JJ.A.), 2009 FCA 246.

29 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Canada: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Constitutional law - Jurisdiction - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Canada

Charkaoui v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)

On appeal from the Federal Court of Appeal.

26 June 2008 | Judicial Body: Canada: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Constitutional law - Criminal justice - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Canada - Morocco

Charkaoui c. Canada (Citoyenneté et Immigration)

En appel de la Cour d’appel fédérale.

26 June 2008 | Judicial Body: Canada: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Constitutional law - Criminal justice - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Canada - Morocco

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