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, CCLA will intervene in the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Rachidi Ekanza Ezokola v Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. The case concerns the proper application of the Article 1F(A) exclusion clause of the UN 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, which is incorporated into Canadian law through the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Can’t make it to CCLA’s Social Cost of National Security Conference? We’ll be live blogging the event throughout the day – check it out below!