Letters & Statements

Urgent repatriation of Canadians detained in northeast Syria only rights-compliant response: legal community to PM Trudeau, March 27, 2023

13 civil society groups – including the ICLMG – share core guiding principles for Canada’s upcoming online safety proposal, March 15, 2023

Party leaders urged to vote against the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act, March 14, 2023

Letter to Minister Joly: It is time to immediately bring all Canadians detained in northeast Syria home, January 26, 2023

Letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Joly: Canada must immediately repatriate Canadians detained in Northeastern Syria, December 7, 2022

“Egypt’s misuse of counter-terrorism measures casts shadow over COP27,” October 26, 2022

Civil Society groups highlight concerns with ‘deeply problematic’ Cybersecurity Bill C-26 ahead of Commons debate, September 28, 2022

“Over 150 Organizations Demand International Community Stand Against Raids and Closures of 7 Palestinian Organizations,” August 22, 2022

ICLMG statement on use of Emergencies Act, February 24, 2022

2021 Statement of Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation, December 3, 2021

Seven Civil Liberties Priorities for the Next Parliament, October 8, 2021

More than 110 Canadian Jurists Demand Justice for Hassan Diab, September 14, 2021

Letter to PM Trudeau: Stop the CRA’s prejudiced audits of Muslim charities, June 23, 2021

ICLMG denounces Islamophobic and hate-based attack in London and expresses deep condolences to the family and Muslim community, June 8, 2021

Intelligence Commissioner Report 2020: The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Canadian Datasets and Other Observations, May 7, 2021

175+ sign open letter to federal leaders: Do not expand anti-terrorism laws in the name of anti-racism, February 22, 2021

Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: White Supremacist violence must be met head-on, but rights-violating terrorist listing not the solution, 29 January 2021

ICLMG remembers the victims of the January 29, 2017 Quebec City Mosque Shooting, Facebook, January 26, 2021.

Letter to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair: New revelations regarding CSIS actions in Peshdary v AGC (2018), September 3, 2020.

Open Letter: Canadian Government Must Ban Use of Facial Recognition by Federal Law Enforcement, Intelligence Agencies, July 8, 2020

Civil society groups’ joint statement – Too early to launch contact tracing apps, June 24, 2020

Prime Minister Trudeau Must Take Decisive Action to Bring Yasser Albaz Home, June 17, 2020

Le traçage numérique n’est pas un remède à la crise de santé publique: La CSILC signe la déclaration de la Ligue des droits et libertés, May 11, 2020

Call for human rights oversight of government responses to COVID-19, April 15, 2020

Joint statement: Digital surveillance technologies and COVID-19 in Canada, April 15, 2020

ICLMG condemns repression, criminalization of Wet’suwet’en land defenders, supporters & journalists, February 14, 2020

Open letter: On This International Human Rights Day, Liberal Government Must Stop Mohamed Harkat’s Deportation to Torture, December 10, 2019

Open Letter to PM: Minority Government Must Act to Promote, Defend Civil Liberties, November 14, 2019

Letter Calls On Federal Leaders to Commit to Defending Civil Liberties in 2019 Federal Election, September 25, 2019

Letter to Justice Minister Lametti: Release Report into the Hassan Diab Case Now, May 29, 2019

Open Letter to GCHQ on the Threats Posed by the Ghost Proposal, May 22, 2019

Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: Questions and Concerns about New Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, August 9, 2018

External Review Into Case of Hassan Diab Falls Far Short, August 1, 2018

Letter to PM Trudeau and Minister Goodale: Stop the deportation to torture of Mohamed Harkat, June 26, 2018

Open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: We need a public, independent inquiry into the case of Dr. Hassan Diab, May 8, 2018

ICLMG joins call for a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia, January 25, 2018

Criminalization of freedom of expression and international solidarity in Peru, November 17, 2017

Open Letter to the Federal Government on C-59: National Security Bill Fails to Reverse C-51 And Introduces Serious New Problems, September 19, 2017

Coalition Objects to Renewed Calls for Weaker Encryption Following ‘Five Eyes’ Ottawa Meeting, June 30, 2017

ICLMG urges the Ministers of Justice and Foreign Affairs to act now for the return of Hassan Diab to Canada, March 14, 2017

Minister Goodale: Reject Information Obtained Through Torture, January 31, 2017

Our letter to Minister Stephane Dion about Homa Hoodfar, June 13, 2016

Open Letter to PM Trudeau: We Need a Commission of Inquiry on Canada’s Transfer of Afghan Detainees to Torture, June 8, 2016

Open Letter to the Prime Minister on Saudi arms deal authorization, April 27, 2016

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

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale: Exempt Mohamed Harkat from deportation, January 28, 2016

Respect Women Statement, October 15, 2015

Open letter to Prime Minister Harper: Help free Canadian citizen Salim Alaradi detained without charge in the UAE since August 2014, July 31, 2015

Open Letter to Prime Minister Harper: Bill C-51 cannot be salvaged; it must be scrapped, April 13, 2015

Canada must take action to strengthen global efforts to end torture, say NGOs in open letter to Prime Minister Harper, December 10, 2014

Open letter from Canadians to Prime Minister Harper regarding Khaled Al-Qazzaz, July 15, 2014

Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper Re: Canada’s Growing Privacy Deficit, May 30, 2014

The Shrinking Space for Dissent in Canada, written statement by Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, endorsed by the ICLMG, to the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, May 23, 2014

Ottawa Statement on Mass Surveillance in Canada, May 22, 2014

Letter to the ministers opposing the deportation of Jose Figueroa, October 15, 2013

Comment submitted to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration regarding Bill C-425, April 17, 2013

Joint Statement on the Reintroduction of Anti-Terrorism Provisions, November 28, 2012

The Canada-US agreement on perimeter security: A threat to the safety of Canadians, July 10, 2012

Letter to Members of Parliament on Bill C-42 Re: Secure Flight, December 08, 2010

ICLMG Statement Re: Dr. Hassan Diab’s Extradition, November 23, 2010

Letter to Prime Minister Harper Re: Transfer of Afghan Detainees, November 27, 2009

Letter to Honourable John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities on U.S. Air Regulations, December 11, 2008

Letter to Members of Parliament on Bill C-3 Re: Security Certificate, December 12, 2007

Letter to Prime Minister Harper Re: No Fly List, May 29, 2007

ICLMG / La Ligue des droits et libertés Joint Statement Re: Preventative Detention and Investigative Hearings, February 23, 2007

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