Changing Canada’s Extradition Laws: The Halifax Colloquium’s Proposals for Law Reform

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The report released in October 2021 states the Canadian process for sending people to face prosecution and incarceration abroad is riddled with shortcomings that make the system inherently unjust.

The recommendations for change come from the Halifax Colloquium on Extradition Law Reform at Dalhousie University in September 2018, which brought together academics, defence counsel and human rights organizations.

Funding for the Halifax Colloquium on Extradition Law Reform was provided by the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ). The Colloquium was hosted and hospitality was provided by the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy, Dalhousie University. The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa kindly arranged for translation of this document.

This document was prepared by Professor Robert J. Currie of the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, and represents the consensus of the participants in the colloquium.

Read the report. (PDF, 300 Ko)

Histories of Transnational Criminal Law


The conference “Histories of Transnational Criminal Law” was held in Hannover (Germany) at Schloss Herrenhausen. The event was organized by the University oF Hamburg in collaboration with the Wolkswagen Foundation.

Professor Joanna Harrington gave a presentation on “The Historical Roots of International Extradition”.

Schulich School of Law Faculty Research Seminar Series


The Schulich School of Law Faculty Research Seminar Series was held at Dhalousie University in Halifax (Canada) and organized by Schulich School of Law Faculty.

Professor Robert Currie gave a presentation on “Adventures in Reforming Canada’s Extradition Law: A Progress(?) Report”.

Sorry John McCallum, extradition doesn’t neatly divide the courts from the politicians

By CPIJ in the Media

The ambassador and the Prime Minister stress the role of judges in the Meng case, but experts say extradition is ultimately about political decision-making

Even after all the coverage of John McCallum’s unorthodox remarks about the strong arguments he says Meng Wanzhou’s lawyers will be able to marshal to stop the Huawei executive from being extradited to the U.S., it’s still worth looking closely at exactly what Canada’s ambassador to China actually said earlier this week when he mused aloud about the sensitive case to Chinese-language media gathered near Toronto.

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By CPIJ in the Media

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