Monday, January 30, 2012

Shafia verdict a finding of legal guilt; not moral, ethnic or religious judgment

The recent guilty verdicts on all counts in the Shafia trial sends a strong message to cultures that either endorse or accommodate “honour killing” – "it may be acceptable in your home country, but it’s not acceptable here in Canada." However, it’s important, at this time of national celebration that “justice has been done,” to pause, just a tick, and consider the implications of recognizing that courts are interested in law, not morals.