UN rules that Canada is obligated to review Deepan’s case

Under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of which Canada is a signatory, the UN Human Rights office has ruled that Canada must “review the author’s case, taking into account [Canada’s] obligations under the Covenant”. In addition, the UN decision also requests that Canada must “refrain from expelling [Deepan] while his case is being reconsidered”. In reviewing the case, the UN establishes that Canada is indeed Deepan’s “own country” and that deportation to India would be a violation of the principles that Canada signed onto under the Covenant. Read more of the decision here.