Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the “Charter”) is a key-stone to our legal system.
Extradition proceedings automatically engage Section 7 of the Charter. Further, Section 44 of the Extradition Act specifies the circumstances when Canada’s Minister of Justice must not issue an order for surrender of a fugitive resident in Canada to an extradition partner. The grounds upon which such a refusal may be based are closely linked to the Charter. Consequently, an in-depth knowledge of the Charter and related laws is vital to a comprehensive defence.
Greg DelBigio is the Editor of the Charter of Rights Newsletter published by Canada Law Book and he is frequently involved in providing submissions to Parliamentary Committees on criminal law and Charter related issues.
Greg DelBigio’s clients have the advantage of a lawyer with a thorough knowledge of criminal law, Canada’s extradition laws, and significant experience bringing the protections provided by the Charter to bear on behalf of clients in the extradition context.