Canada’s extradition process with France over Oblate priest ‘atrocious’, says prof – APTN News

Canada’s extradition process with France over Oblate priest ‘atrocious’, says prof – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202125 Views

Sep 15, 2021

There is more Canada could be doing to pursue an Oblate priest in France suspected of sexually abusing children in Nunavut, says a Dalhousie law professor who specializes in extradition.

Robert Currie says it’s ‘atrocious’ that criminal charges have been stayed against Johannes Rivoire, who worked in three Arctic communities in the 1960s and ‘70s.

“What’s atrocious is the federal government’s refusal to say anything about the case to give the alleged victims any indication that there’s even any interest in justice being done,” Currie tells APTN News.

The three sex-related charges laid against Rivoire in 1998 were stayed in 2019, citing a low chance of conviction.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/canadas-extradition-process-with-france-over-oblate-priest-atrocious-says-prof/

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