Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at

This week’s summaries concern:
Search & seizure of computers and cell phones / Suing government agency created by treaty:

R. v. Mills (S.) 2013 NLPC 0113PA00551
Civil Rights – Property – Personal property (incl. computers or cellphones) – Search and seizure by police
The accused was charged with four breaches of s. 172.1 of the Criminal Code. He applied for a ruling that the police actions were unlawful as they did not comply with s. 184.2 of the Criminal Code and a ruling that the police actions constituted an unreasonable search and seizure contrary to s. 8 of the Charter. The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Court allowed . . .

Amaratunga v. Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization_2013-12-11 2013 SCC 66
Practice – Persons who can sue and be sued – Agencies of government – Agency created by international treaty
Amaratunga sued his former employer, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), an international organization headquartered in Nova Scotia, for breach of his contract of employment and for breach of the contract under which NAFO was required in accordance with the NAFO Staff Rules to pay a separation indemnity payment. NAFO claimed that it enjoyed immunity from the lawsuit under the Northwest Atlantic . . .

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