Tuesday, July 27, 2010
SUPREME COURT OF CANADA RULING: DAMAGES MUST BE AWARDED, IRRESPECTIVE OF LOSS, FOR CHARTER VIOLATIONS.
Victims of human rights abuse in Canada, and also under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, no longer has to be subjected to having their cases denied, for lack of evidence, in proving that they have also suffered loss, as a result of those violations, against them under the Charter. By this ruling, the onus of proof, is also on the offenders to prove, that they did not cause those victims to suffer, any of those violations, or any losses as a result, under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom. For myself and others, who are also suing the Canadian government, for the violation of those rights under the Charter, this will also make it much easier in proving the case. And after years of ignoring the United Nations recommendations on the standards of human rights, in that country, it is also finally taking the initiative, to correct those problems, to the benefit of those victims. There are still many more recommendations, that it has still not complied with, under the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights. This action by the Supreme Court of Canada, in recognizing the rights, for the victims of human rights abuse, especially, under the Charter of Rights and Freedom, is in fact, only the beginning.
Posted by Valerie Guillaume