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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, October 11, 2010

"Canada high court rules no right to counsel during interrogation"

The story is at Jurist:

The court held that § 10(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms [text], which states that those under arrest have the right "to retain and instruct counsel without delay and to be informed of that right," is typically satisfied once the suspect is advised of the right and, if invoked, permitted "reasonable opportunity to consult counsel." The court went on to to say, however, that the charter does not extend so far as to necessitate counsel's presence for the duration of the interview.

The opinion is here.

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