Security certificates 'against justice', appeal court told

posted on November 10, 2004 | in Category Security Certificates | PermaLink

Original author: Elizabeth Thompson Source: The Montreal Gazette URL: N/A Date: November 9, 2004
Lawyer argues for terror suspect's release; government counters law isn't unconsititutional

Maher Arar's wife, Monia Mazigh and Adil Charkaoui's sister, Hind, were among protesters who say security certificates are unfair. The security certificate system used to detain suspected terrorists isn't perfect, but it shouldn't be declared unconstitutional, lawyers for the federal government argued yesterday. Presenting his arguments before the Federal Court of Appeal in the case of Montrealer Adil Charkaoui, Daniel Latulippe said a good judge, willing to play an active role, can go a long way to ensuring that someone detained under a security certificate gets a fair hearing.

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