Legal Cases

Legal Cases

The legal case records are decisions rendered by judges from the Supreme Court of BC, the Supreme Court of Canada, and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in litigation involving Japanese Canadians. Legal scholars under the guidance of Eric M. Adams, identified these documents as key cases in the history of Japanese-Canadian relationships with the Canadian state, citizenship, and property rights.



Legal Cases
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Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.