What is the definition of obstructing the course of justice?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from R. v. Nordman, 2004 BCSC 1151 (CanLII):

Obstructing the course of justice includes an act whereby an accused, “attempts to obstruct, pervert or defeat a prosecution which the accused contemplates may take place”: Wijesinha v. The Queen (1955), 1995 CanLII 67 (SCC), 100 C.C.C. (3d) 410 (S.C.C.) at ¶ 31.

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