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Notable Case Law

Notable Case Law

CANADIAN SUPREME COURT AND COURT OF APPEAL DECISIONS

Freedom of Expression and Religion

Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Judicial Committee) v Wall, 2018 SCC 26 (CanLII) [Summary]

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

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

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

Saumur et al v Québec (PG), [1964] SCR 252, 1964 CanLII 67

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

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

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

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


Family Law

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

MC v CB, 2005 QCCA 1124 (CanLII)

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

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

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

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


Patient Rights

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Bayatyan v Armenia [GC], No 23459/03 (7 July 2011)

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

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)


COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 10 July 2018, Jehovan todistajat, C-25/17, EU:C:2018:551


UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

Abdullayev v Turkmenistan, Communication No. 2218/2012, Views adopted 25 March 2015, 18 May 2015


WORKING GROUP ON ARBITRARY DETENTION

Dmitriy Mikhaylov v Russia, opinion No. 11/2019, adopted 26 April 2019


OTHER INTERNATIONAL (see inter alia)

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)

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

Prosecutor's Office of Armavir Region v Margaryan, No. VKB-67/2002, 19 April 2002 (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, No. 2-2(102)-110/14, 29 January 2014 (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 et al, No. 2(102)-1353/11, 24 May 2011 (Supreme Court of the Azerbaijan Republic)


England and Wales:

Otuo v Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Britain et al [2019] EWHC 1349 (QB)


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:

AOK v Akmola Region, No. 6001-17-00-6AP/26, 1 June 2017 (Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan)

RP v Aktobe Region, 6001-16-00-6AP/48, 16 June 2016 (Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan)


Kyrgyzstan:

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

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


Mongolia:

Religious Society of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Mongolia et al v Representatives of the City Council, No. 128/ShSh2017/0623, 21 August 2017 (Administrative Court of the First Instance in the Capital)

Religious Organization “Evangelizers of Good News of Holy Scriptures” v Representatives of the City Council, No. 128/ShSh2017/0815, 7 November 2017 (Administrative Court of the First Instance in the Capital)


Singapore:

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

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


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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