Regina v. Mugesera – Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity

Partners: Canadian Jewish Congress, Human Rights Watch

In Mugesera v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), [2005] 2 S.C.R. 100, the Supreme Court of Canada considered whether Mugasera could be deported from Canada based on allegations that he incited genocide toward Tutsis in Rwanda in 1992. The IHRP outlined the importance of international law as an interpretive aid to Canadian law in terms of considering whether Mugesara’s speech incited hatred, murder and genocide, and constituted a crime against humanity. In its decision, the Supreme Court found that, on a balance of probabilities, Mugesera had incited hatred, murder and genocide, and committed a crime against humanity and was, therefore, inadmissible to Canada. 

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