Appeals & Judicial Review
Greg DelBigio has represented clients appealing extradition orders and making submissions to the Minister of Justice. Most recently he was lead counsel for the BC Civil Liberties Association who intervened in the Supreme Court of Canada landmark decision assessing the constitutional validity of the security certificate provisions of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Security certificates have been used by the Canadian government to deport non-citizens to their countries of origin on the basis that they pose a threat to national security. The result set constitutional limits on the power of the executive (the Canadian Government) to rely on secret evidence to infringe the core interests of a non-citizen’s right to life, liberty and security of the person. Click here to read the security certificate decisions.