LOLG Represents Canadian Civil Liberties Association At The Supreme Court Of Canada
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On April 20, 2018, Jonathan Lisus and Zain Naqi intervened on behalf of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association at the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Jarvis, a case concerning the proper interpretation of the voyeurism offence under section 162(1) of the Criminal Code. The issue in the case was whether students who had been surreptitiously recorded by a teacher in the hallways and other open areas of the school were “in circumstances that give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy” within the meaning of that offence. The CCLA submitted to the Court that the case raised important questions about the privacy rights of Canadians while in public or quasi-public places. It advocated for an interpretation of “reasonable expectation of privacy” that gives robust protection to privacy interests and is consistent with the Court’s longstanding jurisprudence on privacy under section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision is now under reserve.