The Niqab and Witness Testimony: Balancing the Interests
K.R. Lalla & Co.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
Advocates' Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 1, June 2012
In R. v. N.S., 2010 ONCA 670, a unanimous Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled that preliminary inquiry judges can consider Charter values in evaluating matters relating to the preliminary inquiry and established a framework for establishing and reconciling competing rights claims. The matter is now under appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, with oral arguments heard on December 8th, 2011.
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Keywords: Charter, rights, hijab, veil, niqab, Supreme Court, religion, freedom, criminal, defence, defense, witness, testimony
Date posted: January 4, 2012 ; Last revised: June 30, 2012