News from ICLMG

Submission of Information by the ICLMG for Canada’s UN Universal Periodic Review

The ICLMG has sent its submission of Information to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in relation to the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of Canada to take place in April 2013.

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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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