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Omar Khadr settlement a victory for the rule of law

July 17, 2017

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, we wish to apologize to Mr. Khadr.” – Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale “I hope Canadians take away two things today…. First, our rights are not subject to the whims of the government of the day. And second, there are serious costs when the government violates the rights […]

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Key questions about Canada’s Arms Trade Treaty legislation

May 9, 2017

In this blog post we highlight some of the key questions we will be asking the Government of Canada about Bill C-47, Canada’s national legislation to implement the Arms Trade Treaty. Will Bill C-47 bring all U.S.-destination military goods — the bulk of our military exports — within the ambit of the Export and Import […]

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GOC shirks responsibilities under International Law

June 17, 2016

GOC denies e-70 Petition request for a Public Inquiry into Treatment of Afghan Detainees The government of Prime Minister Trudeau [through Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan ] has just responded to e-petition E-70, which calls for a commission of inquiry into the treatment of Afghan detainees by Canada. Notwithstanding that the Liberal Party, while in opposition, […]

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Follow up to Open Letter on Afghan Detainee Transfers to Torture

June 10, 2016

Our June 8th blog post highlighted the Open Letter from 41 distinguished Canadians to Prime Minister Trudeau urging him to launch a Commission of Inquiry into Canada’s policies and practices relating to the transfer of hundreds of detainees to Afghan authorities during Canada’s military mission in that country despite the substantial risk of torture upon […]

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