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The Niqab and Witness Testimony: Balancing the Interests


Dr. Emir Crowne


Barrister & Attorney-at-Law

Fiorina Santelli


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Varoujan Arman


Blaney McMurtry LLP


Advocates' Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 1, June 2012

Abstract:     
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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: Charter, rights, hijab, veil, niqab, Supreme Court, religion, freedom, criminal, defence, defense, witness, testimony


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Date posted: January 4, 2012 ; Last revised: June 30, 2012

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Crowne, Dr. Emir and Santelli, Fiorina and Arman, Varoujan, The Niqab and Witness Testimony: Balancing the Interests. Advocates' Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 1, June 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1979210 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1979210

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Emir Crowne (Contact Author)
Barrister & Attorney-at-Law ( email )
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Fiorina Santelli
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Varoujan Arman
Blaney McMurtry LLP ( email )
2 Queen Street East
Suite 1500
Toronto
Canada
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