Maher Arar

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.