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Saba Ahmad is a Litigator working on environmental, administrative and commercial matters in Toronto. Learn more at www.sabaahmad.com

An Interview with Phil Tunley: Trying a Torture Case in Ontario

I have been editing a busy subscription newsletter this past year, hence my reticence on my blog.  For a short while, you may be able to access some of the newsletter’s content.  The link to an interview with Phil Tunley is at the end of this piece.

By way of background, when I was first admitted to practice law in the Province of Ontario, I was lucky enough to work with Phil Tunley at Stockwoods LLP.  My first assignment was to draft the claims for three Canadians, who were victims of torture in prisons in Syria and, in one case, Egypt.

Just this year, Canada has settled those claims.  You can read the apology here:

https://www.canada.ca/content/canadasite/en/public-safety-canada/news/2017/03/statement_of_apologytomralmalkimrabou-elmaatimrnureddin.html

Lucky for us litigators, Phil Tunley has shared his insights about preparing to try one of the most important cases in Canada.  Most of us will never conduct a 6-month long torture trial against the government.  I had a lot of questions about the process.  My questions and Phil Tunley’s answers are available here:

https://www.oba.org/Sections/Constitutional,-Civil-Liberties-and-Human-Rights-L/Articles/Articles-2017/April2017/The-Torture-Cases-Interview-with-Phil-Tunley,-Tria

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