Maher Arar

Watchdog Probes What RCMP Learned From Arar Torture Case

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Politics

He received $10.5 million from the federal government in 2007.

How The Liberals Can Fix Bill C-51 And Reform National Security

Ziyaad Mia | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Politics
Ziyaad Mia

Canada has a new government with a markedly different tone. Gone are the cardboard villains and divisive rhetoric. Despite voting for it, prime minister Trudeau promised that C-51 would be amended. However, because C-51 is deeply flawed the best approach is to scrap the legislation and start fresh.

Maher Arar Torture Charge Coming After 10-Year Investigation

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Politics

The charges represent the culmination of a decade-long RCMP investigation.

CIA Employees Tried To Stop Arrest, Torture Of Maher Arar: Former Spy

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. - A former spy has described the debate within the CIA over the arrest, rendition and torture of Canadian Maher Arar, saying multiple c...

Althia Raj

Retired Supreme Court Justice Warns Over 'Knee-Jerk' Reaction To Ottawa Attack | Althia Raj | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Conservative government is rushing to introduce legislation that expands law enforcement powers in ways that it may not need, retired S...

Canada Shouldn't Enable Saudi Abuses

Ziyaad Mia | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada
Ziyaad Mia

Our government may say that we're engaging the Saudis to foster reform in the kingdom. Apartheid South Africa's allies made similar arguments, calling for "constructive engagement" with the racist regime. Thankfully, Canada rejected that approach and led the world on sanctions, which hastened the end of apartheid.

Ottawa Hasn't Learned Their Lesson About Torture: Arar Lawyer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A lawyer who represented torture victim Maher Arar says information-sharing directives issued to federal security agencies show the governmen...

Obama Pressured To Apologize To Canadian

CBC | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada Politics

A coalition of U.S. human rights and religious groups has presented a petition to President Barack Obama that calls on the U.S. to officially apologiz...

Amnesty Marks 50 Years of Advancing Freedom

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.14.2011 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

As near as 15 years ago, says Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, it would have been "a pie in the sky dream" for Moammar Gadhafi to be indicted by a united front of governments. It's a stark reminder for Canada to "stand on guard" and oppose crimes against humanity.