Repatriate Hassan Diab and Reform Canada’s Unbalanced Extradition Law

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Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed
By Professor Robert J. Currie, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
July 27, 2017

“The deplorable situation that Diab is experiencing in France — held without trial for years, in spite of numerous judicial decisions indicating he should be bailed or even released has been well documented elsewhere, including by Amnesty International. However, what Canadians need to understand is that this situation is a direct, even logical, result of the current state of Canadian extradition law…

“If an extradition request cannot be turned aside on the basis of a case as weak as that against Hassan Diab, it is difficult to imagine one that will be… Hassan Diab should be repatriated and our extradition law should be reformed.”

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