Iran Takes Canada to Court over Terror Compensation

(AFP) Iran has taken Canada to the International Court of Justice for allowing victims of terror attacks to claim damages from Tehran, the court said Wednesday. Iran asked the Hague-based ICJ to make Canada overturn a law passed in 2012 that allows victims to collect damages from state terror sponsors in Canadian civil courts. Ottawa listed the Islamic Republic as a sponsor of terrorism that same year. In 2022, a Canadian court awarded more than $80 million in compensation to the families of six people who died when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner on January 8, 2020, shortly after take-off from Tehran. All 176 people aboard were killed, including 85 Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

2023-06-29 00:00:00

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