Mugesera v Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)


Mugesera v Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), [2005] 2 S.C.R. 100, is a leading Supreme Court of Canada decision. The Court upheld the deportation order for Léon Mugesera, a politician from Rwanda, on the grounds of inciting hatred and for suspicion of crimes against humanity for his alleged role in the Rwandan genocide.

Mugesera v Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)
Supreme Court of Canada
Hearing: 8 December 2004
Judgment: 28 June 2005
Full case nameMinister of Citizenship and Immigration v Léon Mugesera, Gemma Uwamariya, Irenée Rutema, Yves Rusi, Carmen Nono, Mireille Urumuri and Marie‑Grâce Hoho
Citations2005 SCC 40
Docket No.30025
Prior historyAPPEAL from Mugesera v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) 2003 FCA 325 (8 September 2003), setting aside Mugesera v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) 2001 FCT 460 (10 May 2001)
RulingAppeal allowed
Court membership
Chief Justice: Beverley McLachlin
Puisne Justices: John C. Major, Michel Bastarache, Ian Binnie, Louis LeBel, Marie Deschamps, Morris Fish, Rosalie Abella, Louise Charron
Reasons given
Unanimous reasons byThe Court
Abella J took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

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