Can you sue a terrorist?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, recently announced he is introducing legislation that will allow victims of terrorism, to sue the perpetrators in Canadian courts.

Harper says the legislation will give victims justice against organizations, people, and foreign states, that support terrorism. It also sends a clear message, that Canada will hold perpetrators and the sponsors of terrorism financially accountable, for their crimes.

The announcement was made at a Canadian Jewish Congress event in Toronto, where Harper received the Saul Hayes Human Rights Award.

This will result in an enormous change, in the way Canada deals with foreign states. It also raises questions about lawsuits between several countries, which could include Ireland, the U.K., Iraq and the United States.