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Khawaja: Mixed Messages on the Meaning of Intention, Purpose and Desire

(2013) Criminal Reports, Forthcoming

11 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2013  

Peter Sankoff

University of Alberta - Faculty of Law

Date Written: January 16, 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords: terrorism, fault element, mens rea, motivation, intention, purpose

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Sankoff, Peter, Khawaja: Mixed Messages on the Meaning of Intention, Purpose and Desire (January 16, 2013). (2013) Criminal Reports, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2201685

Peter Sankoff (Contact Author)

University of Alberta - Faculty of Law ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H5
Canada

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