News from ICLMG

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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Briefing to the Committee against Torture, 48th Session, May 2012 on the Omar Khadr case

Submitted by ICLMG and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada

Re: Canada’s failure to comply with obligations under the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment to prevent, prosecute, and remedy the torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment of Canadian citizen Omar Khadr during his ongoing detention at Guantánamo Naval Base, Cuba. 

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