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Canada: Federal Court Judge Robin Camp quits for his controversial remark in 2014 rape case

Canada: Federal Court Judge Robin Camp quits for his controversial remark in 2014 rape case

India Blooms News Service | 14 Mar 2017, 04:48 am
Calgary, Mar 11 (IBNS): A Federal Court Judge, who during a rape case trial in 2014 asked a 19-year-old rape victim that why could she not keep her knees together, has been forced to quit the bench following a scathing attack by the body that oversees the Canadian judiciary, reports Calgary Metro.

Announcing his resignation through a prepared statement, Justice Camp expressed his sincere apology to everyone who was hurt by his comment and added that effective from March 10 he would no longer serve as a member of the federal court.

The move came following recommendation by the Canadian Judicial Council that the Judge be removed from the post as his conduct was "manifestly and profoundly destructive" to the impartiality and integrity of the judiciary.

Court transcripts revealed that Justick Camp called the complainant "the accused " many times and told her "pain and sex sometimes go together".

He also said complainant's morale is questionable and suggested that she did not exert enough of herself to fight with the man.

Federal justice minister Jodi Wilson-Raybould said the Government would have him removed had he not resigned.

The complainant who was 19 at the time of incident told before the disciplinary hearing committee last year that Camp's comments had made her hate herself.


Reporting by Chandan Som

Canada: Federal Court Judge Robin Camp quits for his controversial remark in 2014 rape case

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