War Crimes

Remembering Rwanda's Pain and the World's Shame

Ziyaad Mia | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Impact
Ziyaad Mia

In the annals of human evil, Rwanda's genocide takes a special place. With a kill rate of about six people a minute for more than three months, it's likely one of the fastest mass slaughters of humans in history. Most were hacked to death by machete, partly because the perpetrators found it cheaper than using bullets.

Women's Rights Made Leaps in 2012, Just Not in Canada

Glen Pearson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

Progress for the world's women has proceeded in fits and starts in the past century, but 2012 saw some clear advancement on numerous fronts and in diverse locations. But while global advancements on gender issues were escalating, at home, in Canada, the record remains decidedly mixed. Canadian women are presently losing ground on everything from pay equity to childcare, from poverty to homelessness. Canadians must come to terms with the irony of witnessing the advancements of women's rights on a global scale while at the same time dealing with the reality that this country has been steadily declining in international rankings of gender disparity.

Don't Let George W. Bush Cross the Border

Gavin Magrath | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Gavin Magrath

News that four former Guantanamo detainees have filed a complaint against Canada with the UN Committee Against Torture for the Canadian government's failure to arrest George W. Bush has caused quite a tempest in our teapot. Evidence of Bush's involvement in authorizing war crimes and torture goes far beyond the reasonable grounds necessary for law enforcement.

And the Charles Taylor Prize for Crimes Against Humanity Goes To...

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Charles Taylor is the first tyrant to be tried, convicted and sentenced. Some even think that Taylor's fate may worry Syria's Bashar al-Assad, and perhaps persuade him to ease off on killing his people. But Assad continues to rampage against his people; it's clear there's no interest in direct action against homicidal leaders.

Why Syria Will Never Be Libya

Bessma Momani | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Unless Western powers, and not a ragtag group of rebels, are prepared for an on-the-ground invasion, we will continue to merely deplore what the Syrian regime is doing against its people.

South Sudan: Steady as She Blows?

Samantha Nutt, MD | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada
Samantha Nutt, MD

After decades of war, the transition to peace in the world's newest country was expected to be rocky. But in some areas, it's been downright apocalyptic.

Attacks on Schools a Widespread Sight

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada
Romeo Vitelli

In recent years, there has been a disturbing escalation in the use of brutal force directed against schools, children and teachers. A new report released by Human Rights Watch's Children's Rights Division attempts to call attention to the increasing number of violent attacks on schools in war zones.

Accused Guatelaman War Criminal Ordered Deported

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada

CALGARY - A judge has ordered that an accused Guatemalan war criminal alleged to have killed villagers with a sledgehammer be extradited to the United...

Ottawa Adds To Foreign Fugitives List

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.18.2011 | Canada

The federal government is seeking the public's help again in its hunt for people wanted on immigration warrants, focusing on 32 foreign fu...