When the end lacks the means : national prosecutions of international crimes and Canada's paper tiger approach
Doing peace the rights way : essays in international law and relations in honour of Louise Arbour
Cambridge [etc.] : Intersentia, 2019
This chapters critically assesses the Canadian approach to war criminals present on its territory in the light of the international law framework related to the responsibility of states in the fight against impunity. Canada's policy explicitly combines criminal and administrative remedies. Between the duty to punish the perpetrators of international crimes and the responsibility to exclude them from the protection of international refugee law, international law penetrates Canadian law through two distinct legal branches with objectives that are sometimes contradictory and sometimes complementary.