INTERNATIONAL LAW: Canada’s Non-compliance with the Convention against Torture

INTERNATIONAL LAW: Canada’s Non-compliance with the Convention against Torture

Review of Canada’s compliance with the Convention against Torture by the Committee Against Torture, May 21-22, 2012 in Geneva

Reports filed by Canadian groups: Lawyers against the War, Canadian Centre for International Justice (jointly with the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights), Civil Liberties Monitoring Group and Amnesty International Canada

o   Canada – Briefing to the Committee against Torture on the Omar Khadr case from Lawyers Rights Watch Canada & Civil Liberties Monitoring Group

http://www.lrwc.org/documents/LRWC&CLMG.CAT.on.Canada.re.Khadr.18.04.pdf

o   Canada – Briefing to the Committee against Torture: Canada’s failure to bar or arrest George W. Bush for torture from Lawyers against the War

http://www.lawyersagainstthewar.org/letters/CANADA.Briefing_to_Committee_against_Torture.LAW.April19.pdf

o   Submission of The Center For Constitutional Rights and The Canadian Centre for International Justice to The Committee Against Torture on The Examination of The Sixth Periodic Report of Canada: The Case of George W. Bush and Canada’s Violation of its Obligations under the Convention against Torture Committee against Torture 48th Session 7 May

http://www.ccrjustice.org/files/CCR-CCIJ%20CAT%20CANADA%20Report%20re%20Bush.pdf

o   Canada /USA – Visit to Canada of Former US President George W. Bush and

Canadian Obligations under International Law Amnesty International Memorandum to the Canadian Authorities

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AMR51/080/2011/en/24331aed-212e-4bc3-841d-72b262e2ab51/amr510802011en.pdf

The Committee’s review of Canada, which is scheduled to take place May 21-22 in Geneva, can be watched live at: http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/ 


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