Press releases

Advocates demand proper consideration for AI regulation: Canadians deserve to be protected from AI overreach, but Bill C-27’s Artificial Intelligence and Data Act is not up to the task, September 25, 2023

Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson report on systemic bias at Canada Revenue Agency demonstrates need for moratorium, accountability and transparency, March 27, 2023

National security review of Canada Revenue Agency welcome, but should not delay immediate action, March 15, 2023

Troubling revelation of possible government targeting of Muslim Association of Canada requires independent investigation, December 15, 2022

“New parliamentary report demonstrates urgent need to rein in facial recognition, artificial intelligence to protect rights of people in Canada,” October 5, 2022

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

“Aid to Afghanistan can’t wait,” August 15, 2022

“MPs Join Former Guantanamo Detainee and International Voices Demanding Canada Repatriate 44 Citizens from Northeast Syrian Detention,” June 21, 2022

“Senate amendments to electronic device search bill will strengthen privacy, help protect against profiling at the border,” June 15, 2021

Privacy Commissioner Report Slamming RCMP Use of Facial Recognition Technology Demonstrates the Need for an Immediate Ban, June 15, 2021

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

Trudeau must act to protect the rights of Hassan Diab following French court’s shocking decision, May 19, 2021

Government must take bold action if it is serious about resolving systemic Islamophobia in CRA counter-terrorism audits, February 9, 2022

Expanding and entrenching problematic anti-terrorism laws is the wrong approach in the urgent fight against white supremacist and hate-based violence, February 3, 2021

Prime Minister Trudeau must intervene after outrageous French ruling in Hassan Diab case, January 28, 2021

Canadian government must ban use of facial recognition by federal law enforcement, intelligence agencies, July 8, 2020

Experts call for privacy precautions in use of personal data for fighting COVID-19, April 15, 2020

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

Government Review of Hassan Diab Extradition Offers Few Answers, No Solutions: Civil Liberties Coalition, August 9, 2019

Bill C-59, the National Security Act, 2017, is now law. Parliamentarians have failed to protect Canadians’ rights and freedoms. June 18, 2019

Senators fail to protect civil liberties by adopting Bill C-59 without crucial amendments, May 30, 2019

Senate committee misses opportunity to protect rights in study of national security bill, C-59. Now Senate as a whole must act, May 13, 2019

Canada must act now for the release and return of Yasser Ahmed Albaz, February 28, 2019

Canadian Public Deserves Answers and Action Over Troubling New National Security Report, December 18, 2018

UN Report: Canada failed to provide full redress for its involvement in the torture of five Canadians, December 11, 2018

Canada should not collect all travelers’ exit data, ICLMG tells Senate Committee, November 9, 2018

Canada Continues to Ignore Obligation to Investigate Omar Khadr Torture, and to Act to Prevent Future Abuses, October 15, 2018

Government fails to protect rights as it rushes national security bill through second-reading, June 14, 2018

Civil Society Statement Regarding Bill C-59, April 4, 2018

Funding of redress system just a first step towards addressing the problems with Canada’s No Fly List, February 28, 2018

Civil Liberties Coalition Welcomes the Release of Canadian Hassan Diab, January 12, 2018

Will Parliament throw Muslim and racialized groups under the bus in the rush for preclearance?, December 6, 2017

New Ministerial Direction falls short on fulfilling goal of preventing the sharing, requesting or use of information tied to torture, September 25, 2017

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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