A panel of the Court of Appeal (Saunders, Levine and Lowry JJA) today granted Ivan Henry’s application to re-open his appeal, more than twenty-five years after he was convicted of eight counts of sexual assault and sentenced to an indefinite term of imprisonment. Calling it an “extraordinary” case, Madam Justice Saunders, for the Court, concluded that “in this highly unusual situation it is in the interests of justice that the appeal be re-opened.”

The decision is now available here: 2009 BCCA 12 R. v. Henry