TITLE

THE RULE OF LAW: How two Edmonton lawyers defended Omar Khadr--and the rights of all Canadians--when our government would not

AUTHOR(S)
Pratt, Sheila
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Alberta Views;Jun2011, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on how Dennis Edney and Nate Whitling both of Edmonton, Alberta have defended the case of former Afghanistan child soldier Omar Khadr. It states that although Khadr's family is said to be connected to al Qaeda which is considered to be a betrayal of national values, Edney and Whitling believe that the rule of law is so fundamental to democracy. It also mentions that the decision of the court to sentence 40 years of imprisonment caused controversy in Canadian legal circles.
ACCESSION #
61232381

 

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