Canada Self Defence

End Abusive Invocation Of 'Self-Defence' In Response To Terror

Nicolas Boeglin | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Nicolas Boeglin

Among the signatories, we find distinguished members of international law community as well a younger researchers and assistants. The objective of this collective initiative is to challenge the invocation of the legal argument of self-defence by several States in the context of the war against ISIL or ISIS.

Obama's Comments About Travyon Martin Crossed the Line

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

When President Obama commented for the second time on the George Zimmerman verdict, he crossed the line. By politicizing the legal procedures, in an apparent effort to potentially obtain a different result, the President runs the risk of perverting America's objective and impartial legal and judicial system.

The Canadian Man Charged for Defending Himself

Karen Selick | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada
Karen Selick

One morning in August, 2010 Ian Thomson awoke to find intruders firebombing his house. As an experienced firearms instructor, Thomson knew what he had to do. He got his gun out of the safe where it was stored and scared the men off his property by firing over their heads. Then he was charged with four offences.

In Canada, Serve Intruders Tea Before Defending Yourself

Peter Worthington | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The law that says a person shouldn't use excessive force when battling an intruder or making a citizen's arrest is pretty good in theory, but ludicrous in practice. What's outrageous is that Moses Mahilal, the guy who recently thwarted a burglar, has been charged with aggravated assault. Yes, that he used excessive physical force rather than ask (or listen to) explanations from the burglar as to how he'd lost his way or was sleep walking , or something.

Toronto Man Faces Up To 14 Years For Fighting Off Intruder

National Post | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada

A man escorting his girlfriend to her home Sunday night discovered signs of entry to her house. ... A man was found hiding, Toronto police said. An en...