Well-known University of Toronto law professor Kent Roach has reacted to this week’s two terrorist attacks in St-Jean and Ottawa with a post about The Canadian Terrorist Attacks and Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law on the US-based Just Security website.
Roach’s text examines some of the existing powers in the Criminal Code that can be used against suspected terrorists, and discusses the issues surrounding proposed amendments that would expand powers of Canadian intelligence services.
Roach is the author of The 9/11 Effect: Comparative Counter Terrorism Law (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
He served as research director for the commission of inquiry into the 1985 terrorist bombing of Air India Flight 182 and on the research advisory committee of the commission of inquiry into the extraordinary rendition to Maher Arar to Syria.
Just Security is based at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law.