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Yassin v. Canada

Forty-third session.

10 December 2009 | Judicial Body: UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Complementary forms of protection - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Crimes against humanity - Deportation / Forcible return - Exclusion clauses - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-refoulement - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: Canada - Iraq

R (on the application of Al-Jedda) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Defence (Respondent) [2007] UKHL 58

The court examines the applicability of English Law vs Iraqi law, whether UNSCR regulations and the UN Charter qualified Mr Al-Jedda rights under the ECHR, such that his detainment would not be a violation of Article 5 (1). The Secretary of State (SoS) also raised an new untested argument regarding where the appellant's detention was attributable to the United Nations and therefor outside the scope of the ECHR. Law reports: [2007] UKHL 58; [2008] 2 WLR 31; [2008] 1 AC 332; Times 13-Dec-2008 On appeal from the Court of Appeal: [2006] EWCA Civ 327.

12 December 2007 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: House of Lords (Judicial Committee) | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Armed forces / Military - Crimes against humanity - Human rights and fundamental freedoms - Right to liberty and security - Terrorism | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Abbas v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

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9 January 2004 | Judicial Body: Canada: Federal Court | Topic(s): Crimes against humanity - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Canada - Iraq

Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Hussain

Heard: February 5, 2002, Judgment: March 1, 2002

1 March 2002 | Judicial Body: Canada: Federal Court | Topic(s): Crimes against humanity | Countries: Canada - Iraq

Sumaida v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Heard: Toronto, December 10, 1999. Judgment: Ottawa, January 7, 2000.

7 January 2000 | Judicial Body: Canada: Federal Court | Topic(s): Crimes against humanity | Countries: Canada - Iraq

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