Yesterday the Government resumed debate about reinstating two sunsetted provisions relating to preventive arrest and investigative hearings — which are included in Bill S7 (Combatting Terrorism Act).
CCLA is supportive of the Government’s legal duty to take every lawful measure to protect Canadians from the threat of terrorism — but we are not supportive of Bill S7. In [...]
This morning in Geneva, CCLA addressed State Delegations at a pre-session of the Universal Periodic Review (“UPR”), organized by the organization UPR-Info. CCLA’s intervention was to update States on our concerns about Canada’s ongoing human rights record, in anticipation of Canada’s Second Universal Periodic Review. Canada, like all member States of the United Nations, participates [...]
Geneva, March 5, 2013 – Today before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Mr. Ben Emmerson, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, presented his report setting out framework principles to hold public officials accountable for gross or systemic human rights violations committed [...]
On Friday December 14, the Supreme Court of Canada released decisions ruling on the anti-terrorism legislation definition of “terrorist activities”, and the application of section 6 of the Charter in cases where all material elements of an alleged crime took place in Canada but a foreign State seeks extradition.
In Khawaja, CCLA had intervened to argue [...]
The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human righst and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Ben Emmerson, will today present his report on the UN 1267 Sanctions Regime to the UN General Assembly, in New York.
In his report, the Special Rapporteur has raised an alarm over the due process failures inherent to [...]