section 7(10)

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7(10) In any proceedings under this Act, a certificate purporting to have been issued by or under the authority of the Minister of Foreign Affairs is admissible in evidence without proof of the signature or authority of the person appearing to have signed it and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, is proof of the facts it states that are relevant to the question of whether any person is a member of United Nations personnel, a member of associated personnel or a person who is entitled under international law to protection from attack or threat of attack against his or her person, freedom or dignity. (11) A certificate purporting to have been issued by or under the authority of the Minister of Foreign Affairs stating (a) that at a certain time any state was engaged in an armed conflict against Canada or was allied with Canada in an armed conflict, (b) that at a certain time any convention, treaty or other international agreement was or was not in force and that Canada was or was not a party thereto, or (c) that Canada agreed or did not agree to accept and apply the provisions of any convention, treaty or other international agreement in an armed conflict in which Canada was involved, is admissible in evidence in any proceedings without proof of the signature or authority of the person appearing to have issued it, and is proof of the facts so stated.

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