Press releases

Government must take action on shocking, disturbing allegations of discrimination and racism within ranks of CSIS: civil liberties coalition, July 14, 2017

Omar Khadr apology and compensation long overdue, but systemic changes are also needed to protect human rights, July 12, 2017

Omar Khadr settlement just & necessary, says International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, July 12, 2017

Bill C-59: Despite improvements, Canadian government misses opportunity for bold action on civil liberties and national security, June 21, 2017

Fundamental flaws will hinder work of National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, warns civil liberties watchdog, June 21, 2017

Preclearance Agreement Trumps Protection of Travelers from Canada to US, June 15, 2017

Civil liberties groups call for urgent changes to preclearance rules, May 29, 2017

Press release: Parliamentary committee presents clear call to action on national security but government must go further, says ICLMG, May 3, 2017

Press release: Senate must act to strengthen national security oversight, says ICLMG, April 4, 2017

Press release: Liberal government walking away from commitment to strong, effective national security oversight, says ICLMG, March 27, 2017

Press release: Amendments to Bill C-22 weakens oversight committee before it even begins, says civil liberties watchdog, March 21, 2017

Press release: ICLMG submits a brief to SECU committee on C-22: An inadequate, worrisome and insufficient bill, November 23, 2016

Press release: Appointment of our new National Coordinator, Tim McSorley, November 22, 2016

Press release: ICLMG urges the government to establish strong review mechanisms and oversight for national security agencies, September 27, 2016

ICLMG deeply concerned by the refusal of Canadian officials to issue visas for many of the World Social Forum participants, August 9, 2016

ICLMG welcomes the news of the release of Canadian citizen Salim Alaradi, May 31, 2016

ICLMG urges Canada to help the Al-Qazzaz family trapped in Egypt, April 12, 2016

ICLMG welcomes the United Arab Emirates prosecution’s decision to drop the terrorism charges in the case of Canadian citizen Salim Alaradi, March 21, 2016

ICLMG calls for an independent investigation after a second death within a week in the custody of CBSA, March 15, 2016

Canadian human rights groups send two letters to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, March 10, 2016

Canadian groups call on the government to uphold the right to dissent, February 22, 2016

LRWC & ICLMG on Canada’s response to the UN Committee against Torture in the case of Omar Khadr, January 4, 2016

Mohamed Harkat’s deportation should be stopped immediately, December 10, 2015

Press release: National Security and Human Rights Report released, October 29, 2015

Press release: ICLMG welcomes the announcement that the RCMP is laying criminal charges against one of the Syrian torturers of Maher Arar, September 1, 2015

Press release: ICLMG joins other rights groups to denounce the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act as discriminatory and anti-Canadian, August 20, 2015

Press release: ICLMG urges Canadian government to act upon the United Nations report on Canada, July 27, 2015

Statement about the Honourable Flora MacDonald, July 27, 2015

Press release: Bill C-51 has passed but serious human rights concerns have not gone away, June 29, 2015

Appointment of new ICLMG National Coordinator, Monia Mazigh, June 17, 2015

ICLMG makes a last minute appeal to parliamentarians to reject unnecessary & unpopular Bill C-51, May 5, 2015

Canadian human rights organizations urgently call for Bill C-51 to be withdrawn, March 30, 2015

Canadian rights groups decry limited Parliamentary Committee hearings for Bill C-51, February 26, 2015

Rights groups welcome statement from eminent Canadians calling for review and oversight of national security activities, February 19, 2015

Harper’s new anti-terrorism bill is overreaching and could impact negatively on the rights and freedoms of Canadians, January 30, 2015

Supreme Court Harkat decision maintains fundamentally unfair process for non-citizens, May 14, 2014

ICLMG and la Ligue des droits et libertés call for robust oversight and revision of powers granted to Canadian Security Establishment Canada, February 10, 2014

Fundamental fairness for non-citizens at stake in Supreme Court Harkat case, October 7, 2013

International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group calls on Parliament to reject Bill S-7 (Combating Terrorism Act), April 23, 2013

ICLMG to testify against Bill S-7 (Combating Terrorism Act) before parliamentary committee, December 3, 2012

Omar Khadr: Committee against Torture recommends transfer to Canada and redress for human rights violations, June 1, 2012

ICLMG Asks Minister of Justice to Investigate George W.Bush for his role in torture, October 12, 2011

Rights Groups Challenge UN Blacklist in Court, June 1, 2010

ICLMG Calls for Public Inquiry Into Case of Afghan Detainee Transfers by the Canadian Military, November 30, 2009

ICLMG Global Coalition Launch International Campaign Against Mass Surveillance, April 20, 2005

Parliamentary Oversight of Anti-Terrorism a Must, Concludes Report from Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, May 14, 2003

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