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Supreme Court orders review of Roma extradition order

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Címkék:  roma, Ottawa, canada, gypsy
 26th of November 2010   Source: nationalpost.com


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Three Roma immigrants who secured refugee status upon arriving in Canada scored victories in the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday when it unanimously ordered the federal justice minister to reconsider his orders to extradite them to face criminal charges.

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At issue in the cases was whether refugee status precludes extraditing individuals who fled their home countries.

 

“Under international treaties and domestic law, Canada has undertaken not to return refugees to face the persecution they fled,” Justice Thomas Cromwell wrote in one of two rulings.

 

“This is known as the principle of non-refoulement and it is a cornerstone of refugee protection.”

 

One ruling overturned a 2009 decision in the Quebec Court of Appeal, which had affirmed an order from the federal justice minister to extradite Joszef Nemeth and Joszefne Nemeth (also known as Jozsefne Nagy Szidonia) to face fraud charges in Hungary.

 

In a separate decision, the court also ordered Justice Minister Rob Nicholson to reconsider his order to extradite Tiberiu Gavrlla to his native Romania, where he is wanted on charges of forging visas.

 

The Nemeth decision noted that the federal Immigration and Refugee Protection Act stipulates that refugees “shall not be removed from Canada to a country where they would be at risk of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.”

 

The justice minister, in his order to extradite the Nemeths, concluded that a change in circumstances has occurred in Hungary in its treatment of Roma since the couple came to Canada in 2001.

 

After their arrival, they secured refugee status after arguing they had been victims of violence as a result of their ethnic origin.

 

The couple and their children became permanent residents and, years later, Hungary issued an international arrest warrant seeking the couple’s return to face fraud charges.

 

Hungarian authorities allege that in November 2000, the couple sold the right of lease for premises in Budapest, despite the fact that they did not possess the right to lease the flat.

 

The Supreme Court said that the justice minister “failed to give sufficient weight” to Canada’s international obligations to protect refugees.





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