CCLA Intervenes in “Public Interest Standing” Appeal on Access to Justice

In Rights by poladmin

CCLA is intervening in an appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada this week to argue for the ability of organizations to go to court and fight for justice. The appeal originated with a challenge brought by the Council for Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) against a law that permits non-consensual and forcible psychiatric treatment on persons involuntarily detained in psychiatric institutions in BC. This challenge was not heard, however, because the lower court decided that the CCD did not meet the test to fight for rights in the “public interest” in this matter.
This test—the “public interest

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