Abousfian Abdelrazik is the only Canadian citizen on the UN Security Council 1267 no-fly list. His listing automatically subjects him to domestic Canadian legislation that freezes his assets and leaves him all but unemployable. Yet Mr. Abdelrazik faces no criminal charges either in Canada or abroad. In fact he has been cleared of any criminal involvement by both the RCMP and CSIS.
The BCCLA has joined Mr. Abdelrazik in challenging the Canadian legislation that implements the 1267 list. In a lawsuit filed in federal court, the BCCLA is arguing that the legislation is extra-jurisdictional and in violation of the Charter rights of liberty, security of person and freedom of association.
The BCCLA is represented by Paul Champ of Champ and Associates, and Carmen Cheung of the BCCLA.