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Take action now to ensure justice is done for Afghan detainees

January 24, 2017

This blog post is to remind readers of a very important parliamentary petition, Petition e-608 (Access to Information), which has just surpassed the 500 signatures required to trigger a formal, written, and public response by the government. This petition is an attempt to stop the government from censoring documents sent to an important review body, […]

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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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Open Letter to PM urging Public Inquiry on Afghan Detainee Transfers

June 8, 2016

Signed by 41 human rights experts, former and current parliamentarians and other eminent Canadians, an Open Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was just released by the Rideau Institute, further to their earlier report, entitled: Torture of Afghan Detainees: Canada’s Alleged Complicity and the Need for a Public Inquiry, (Omar Sabry, September, 2015, Rideau Institute […]

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