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 [...]
UN Special Rapporteur Says it’s Time for Accountability and Truth on Extraordinary Renditions & Torture
MARCH 6, 2013 – Yesterday 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 [...]
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 [...]
Representatives from civil liberties and human rights groups will testify before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Wednesday, November 28 and Monday, December 3 to express their opposition to Bill S-7 (Combating Terrorism Act).The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN), the Canadian Civil Liberties [...]