Khawaja: Mixed Messages on the Meaning of Intention, Purpose and Desire
University of Alberta - Faculty of Law
January 16, 2013
(2013) Criminal Reports, Forthcoming
In a recent decision reviewing Canada’s terrorism legislation, the Supreme Court made a number of controversial statements on the fault element of certain terrorism offences. In this commentary, I review these statements and consider their impact on the future of mens rea in Canadian criminal law in general, and the crime of participating in a terrorist offence in particular.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: terrorism, fault element, mens rea, motivation, intention, purpose
Date posted: January 17, 2013