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Notable Case Law

Notable Case Law

CANADIAN SUPREME COURT AND COURT OF APPEAL DECISIONS

Freedom of Expression and Religion

Boucher v The King, [1951] SCR 265, 1950 CanLII 2 [Summary]

Saumur v Quebec (City of), [1953] 2 SCR 299, 1953 CanLII 3 [Summary]

Chaput v Romain, [1955] SCR 834, 1955 CanLII 74 [Summary]

Lamb v Benoit et al, [1959] SCR 321 [Summary]

Committee for the Commonwealth of Canada v Canada, [1991] 1 SCR 139, 1991 CanLII 119 (intervener) [Summary]

Congrégation des témoins de Jéhovah de St-Jérôme-Lafontaine v Lafontaine, 2004 SCC 48, [2004] 2 SCR 650 (CanLII) [Summary]

Donald et al v The Board of Education for the City of Hamilton et al, [1945] OR 518, [1945] 3 DLR 424, 1945 CanLII 117 (CA), [Summary]

Beauchemin c Blainville (Ville), (2003), 231 DLR (4th) 706, [2003] RJQ 2398, 2003 CanLII 12922 (QC CA) [Summary]


Family Law

Young v Young, [1993] 4 SCR 3, 1993 CanLII 34 [Summary]

P (D) v S (C), [1993] 4 SCR 141, 1993 CanLII 35

S (L) v S (C), [1997] 3 SCR 1003, 1997 CanLII 298 [Summary]

New Brunswick (Minister of Health and Community Services) v G (J), [1999] 3 SCR 46, 1999 CanLII 653 (intervener) [Summary]

MC v CB, 2005 QCCA 1124 (CanLII)

S (MJ) v M (SB), 2017 BCSC 313 (CanLII)


Patient Rights

Malette v Shulman et al (1990), 72 OR (2d) 417 (CA), [1990] OJ No 450, 67 DLR (4th) 321, 1990 CanLII 6868 [Summary]

B (R) v Children’s Aid Society of Metropolitan Toronto, [1995] 1 SCR 315, 1995 CanLII 115 [Summary]

Manitoba (Director of Child and Family Services) v C (A), 2008 MBCA 18 (CanLII)

AC v Manitoba (Child and Family Services), 2009 SCC 30, [2009] 2 SCR 181 (CanLII)

Roy c CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches, 2017 QCCS 3243 (CanLII)


Trusts and Estates

Norman Estate v Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada, 2014 CarswellBC 1950, 2014 BCCA 277 (CanLII)


EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Kuznetsov and Others v Russia, No 184/02 (11 January 2007)

Members of the Gldani Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Others v Georgia, No 71156/01 (3 May 2007)

Jehovah’s Witnesses of Moscow v Russia, No 302/02 (10 June 2010)

Bukharatyan v Armenia, No 37819/03 (10 January 2012)

Tsaturyan v Armenia, No 37821/03 (10 January 2012)

Begheluri v Georgia, No 28490/02 (7 October 2014)


UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

UNHRC, Abdullayev v Turkmenistan, Communication No. 2218/2012, Views adopted 25 March 2015, UN Doc CCPR/C/113/D/2218/2012, 18 May 2015

Hudaybergenov v Turkmenistan, communication No. 2221/2012, Views adopted on 29 October 2015

Hudaybergenov v Turkmenistan, communication No. 2222/2012, Views adopted on 29 October 2015

Japparow v Turkmenistan, communication No. 2223/2012, Views adopted on 29 October 2015

Aminov v Turkmenistan, communication No. 2220/2012, Views adopted on 14 July 2016

Matyakubov v Turkmenistan, communication No. 2224/2012, Views adopted on 14 July 2016

Nasyrlayev v Turkmenistan, communication No. 2219/2012, Views adopted on 15 July 2016

Yegendurdyyev v Turkmenistan, communication No. 2227/2012, Views adopted on 14 July 2016

Nurjanov v Turkmenistan, communication No. 2225/2012, Views adopted on 15 July 2016

Uchetov v. Turkmenistan, communication No. 2226/2012, Views adopted on 15 July 2016


OTHER INTERNATIONAL (see inter alia)

Armenia:

Prosecutor's Office of Armavir Region v Margaryan, No. VKB-67/2002, 19 April 2002 (Cassation Court of the Republic of Armenia)

Prosecutor's Office of Armavir Region v Pirapyan, No. ARD1/0028/06/10, 23 July 2010 (Cassation Court of the Republic of Armenia)

MH v AT, No. EADD/1513/02/08, 4 April 2011 (Cassation Court of the Republic of Armenia)

Christian Religious Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Republic of Armenia v City of Yerevan et al, No. VD/2486/05/13, 29 July 2015 (Cassation Court of the Republic of Armenia)


Azerbaijan:

Religious Community of Jehovah’s Witnesses et al v State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic for Work with Religious Associations et al, No. 2(102)-1353/11, 24 May 2011 (Supreme Court of the Azerbaijan Republic)

Niftaliyev et al v Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Azerbaijan Republic et al, No. 2-2(102)83/2013, 30 January 2013 (Supreme Court of the Azerbaijan Republic)

Religious Community of Jehovah’s Witnesses et al v State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic for Work with Religious Associations, No. 2-2(102)-110/14, 29 January 2014 (Supreme Court of the Azerbaijan Republic)


Georgia:

“Political Association of Georgia” the National Movement “Georgia Over All” v Representation of Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania


Japan:

Kobe Municipal Industrial Technical College v Kunihito Kobayashi, No. 74 (March 8, 1996)

Misae Takeda v The State, and six other persons—Tokyo District Court, Civil Division, Section No. 34, No. 10624


Kazakhstan:

Astana City Prosecutor v Bukin, No. 3a-14/2013, 16 January 2013 (Astana City Court)

Christian Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses et al v Agency for Religious Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, No. 2k-619-14, 6 May 2014 (Cassation Chamber of the Astana City Court)


Kyrgyzstan:

Religious Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Kyrgyz Republic v State Commission on Religion Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, No. 6-208/12 AD, 31 May 2012 (Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic)

Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic decision of 19 November 2013, declaring parts of the “Law on the Universal Military Duty of Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic and on Military and Alternative Service” to be unconstitutional

Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic of 4 September 2014, declaring parts of the “Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Freedom of Religion and Religious Organizations in the Kyrgyz Republic” to be unconstitutional


Singapore:

Public Prosecutor v Raman s/o Raman Nair and 22 Others mac 3022-3060, Subordinate Courts No. 6

Public Prosecutor v Dennis Kok Hoong Tan & 4 Others mac 3012/95 & ors, Subordinate Courts No. 10


Turkmenistan:

Dashoguz City Prosecutor’s Office v Nurrylayev, No. 6j93/12, 10 October 2012 (Supreme Court of Turkmenistan)

Dashoguz City Prosecutor’s Office v Salayev, No. 6j96/12, 9 October 2012 (Supreme Court of Turkmenistan)

Turkmenabat City Prosecutor’s Office v Hemdemov, No. 6/4-67-15, 25 August 2015 (Supreme Court of Turkmenistan)


Ukraine:

Novomoskovsk (City of) v Shalaiko, 23 June 2015 (High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases)


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