Dr. Gary Botting tells a panel of experts at the University of Oxford in England that the human rights’ protections of Canada are not as developed as they should be.
Botting, principal of Gary N.A. Botting, Barrister and Solicitor, who has written half a dozen books on extradition and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, was one of several speakers at the 2017 Oxford Conference on International Extradition and the European Arrest Warrant.
He chaired a session in which he said Canadian judges have routinely not allowed discovery, refused to hear any evidence from the person sought, and ordered committal for minor charges knowing the person would probably face far more serious charges once surrendered.
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