Anti-terrorism blacklist erodes the rule of law — BCCLA launches new report at UBC Law School event

Vancouver – On Thursday, October 28, 2010, the BCCLA will host a special event at UBC Law School to launch its report on the UN’s 1267 Regime – an international blacklist Canada has adopted that is held out to be targeting alleged terrorist affiliates of the Taliban and al Qaeda. Canada’s use of this blacklist has serious legal implications for Canadians and troubling constitutional implications under Canadian law.

Editors: Advance copies of the report are available for media before the official launch. Please call the BCCLA’s media contacts below to request an embargoed copy. Content is embargoed until the morning of October 28, 2010.

What: Launch of report on the UN 1267 Regime and public lecture by Carmen Cheung, author of the report and co-counsel in the current Charter challenge against Canada’s participation in the 1267 Regime.

When: Thursday, October 28, 2010,12:30-1:30 p.m.

Where: UBC Faculty of Law, University Centre Lower Level, Room 174

Carmen Cheung, Counsel, 604-630-9758
Robert Holmes, President, 604-838-6856