This Week at the SCC: Impartiality of Military Judges

This Week at the SCC: Impartiality of Military Judges

The SCC will release its judgments in five court martial appeals on Friday, April 26, 2024. At issue is whether military judges lack institutional independence because they themselves could later be prosecuted by persons disgruntled with their handling of a case and whether this infringes s. 11(d) of the Charter which gaurantees a hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal.

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This Week at the SCC: Aboriginal Residency Requirements

This Week at the SCC: Aboriginal Residency Requirements

The SCC will release its judgment in Dickson v. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation on Thursday, March 28, 2024. At issue is the constitutionality of Aboriginal residency requirements to serve on council in a fly-in fly-out community. It gives the Court a chance to consider s. 25 of the Charter which is to reconcile Charter and Indigenous rights and has received very little judicial consideration.

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