Omar Khadr is likely to make his first public appearance on Monday since U.S. soldiers got hold of him in 2002.
He is going to appear in a courtroom in Edmonton. His presence will be marked with an appeal to declare his detention in prison illegal.
Dennis Edney, Khadr's lawyer, wants people to see Khadr instead of him being hidden away. He will, however, not speak in front of the Court of Queen's Bench. The hearing is expected to last just a single day.
Khadr last appeared in court in Oct 2010. He faced an American military commission in Guantanamo Bay, where only select people were permitted to watch the proceedings. He was charged with five war crimes, which he pleaded guilty to, and he was sentenced with 8 years in prison.
The federal government's decision to put Khadr in an adult prison has been challenged by his lawyers who argue that he should be given a youth sentence. Mr Edney said that there is no provision under the International Transfer of Offenders Act to sentence someone partially as a youth and partially as an adult.
In Canada, Khadr's sentence for murder as a war crime is to be considered as a youth sentence, whereas the four other sentences, which include spying and attempted murder, are to be considered adult sentences.
Khadr is the first juvenile who has been convicted for war crimes in modern history. In a poll conducted in 2012, 60 percent of people in Canada are against Khadr's return to the country. On the other hand, all major opposition parties in Canada, including Bloc Québécois, NDP and the Liberals, condemned Prime Minister Stephen Harper due to his refusal on demanding the U.S. authorities to hand Khadr over to Canada.