News from ICLMG

Letter to Minister Toews on the Use of Torture-tainted information

Endorsed by ICLMG and ten civil society organizations

We are writing to you today to express our opposition to the government’s directives that would allow for the use of information that was likely extracted through torture. These directives are currently in the public spotlight following disclosure through an Access to Information request.

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Read the directives obtained under the Access to Information Act

The Canada-US agreement on perimeter security: A threat to the safety of Canadians

Letter written by ICLMG and la Ligue des droits et libertés

The Canada-US agreement on perimeter security released during the passage of Stephen Harper in Washington last week is neither more nor less than the integration of Canada into the security apparatus of the United States, without any protection for Canadians from abuses that may arise. This is pure and simple abandonment of Canadian standards of privacy protection.

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Press release – Omar Khadr: Committee against Torture recommends transfer to Canada and redress for human rights violations

Press release written by ICLMG and Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada

The Committee against Torture issued its Concluding Observations on Canada on May 31. The hearing on Canada was held in Geneva May 21-22. Among the issues the Committee reviewed was Canada’s treatment of Canadian Omar Khadr during his ongoing detention at Guantánamo prison. Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen, captured in at age 15 in Afghanistan by the US in 2002 and imprisoned since in Bagram and Guantánamo Bay prisons. 

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