The Administration of Justice? Certificate Proceedings, Charkaoui II, and the Value of Disclosure


  • Graham Hudson



In the wake of 9/11, Canada was among a number of Western states that instituted a wide range of legal frameworks designed to more efficiently prevent and suppress transnational terrorism. One of the defining features of its national security policy has since been the integration of a selection of intelligence agencies into a global counterterrorism network. Operationally distinct agencies, such as the RCMP, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the Communications Security Establishment, and the Canada Border Services Agency have been centrally coordinated towards the end of facilitating intelligence exchange within and across our borders. With few opportunities for public scrutiny or parliamentary and judicial review, the flow of information has gone on largely unregulated and, in a selection of notable cases, has contributed to serious human rights abuses both at home and abroad.

Author Biography

Graham Hudson

Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Ryerson University; Ph.D. Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Professor Hudson’s research interests include security studies, legal theory, and human rights.






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