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The International Legal Community Demands Justice

Mustafa Elmanea | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada
Mustafa Elmanea

Members of the international community have issued a joint letter to the UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Calling for the Release of S...

Justice For Salim Alaradi And Others Arbitrarily Detained In UAE

Mustafa Elmanea | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Mustafa Elmanea

I became the lead defence counsel for several men of Libyan origin who were disappeared by the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) State Security Service (SSS) in 2014. I knew at the time that our position was a just one, but I didn't realize how much the fate of my clients would impact the conduct and reputation of nations.

Did The UN Ask Canada To Take 9,000 Refugees By Christmas?

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Politics

During Thursday's debate, Mulcair accused Harper of ignoring a UN request that Canada resettle 9,000 refugees before Christmas.

New Census Raises Poverty Debate

Megan Hooft | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Politics
 Megan Hooft

According to the NHS, in 2011 4.8 million people were living with low income, with the majority of these individuals concentrated in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Let's put it another way. Almost 5 million people had an income of $14k or less in 2011, 13 per cent of which received income solely from government transfers.

Canada's Egregious Human Rights Record Demands Explanation

Megan Hooft | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Politics
 Megan Hooft

According to the federal government Canada is a human rights leader, but this status was openly questioned at the Human Rights Council last week in Geneva. Under review for the second time as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, Canada found itself facing recommendations to step up its efforts to fulfill human rights and explain why little has been done to date.

Want Peace in the Middle East? Stop Piling Blood Libels on Israel

Conrad Black | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Conrad Black

There will be no peace in the Middle East until the region accepts the fact of the founding of Israel as a Jewish state, as the United Nations explicitly created it. And there will be no movement from the game of piling blood libels on Israel and the Jews by the majority of the world's failed countries until the world's successful countries cease to be pawns in this shameful and hypocritical ostracization -- and they end the effort, begun by the British in the Balfour Declaration in 1917, of selling the same real estate to two different parties.