Ongoing torture of Afghan prisoners?

In today’s online edition of the Toronto Star, Murray Brewster of The Canadian Press is reporting that an Afghan intelligence officer with the National Directorate of Security (NDS) boasted to […]

MPCC back in action

The Afghan Public Interest Hearings at the Military Police Complaints Commission will be back in session starting next Thursday, so tune in for our commentary on the testimony and local […]

Complicity in torture actionable?

A terrific decision has come out of Ottawa in Abousfian Abdelrazik’s case against Lawrence Cannon and the Canadian government for damages resulting from Canada’s complicity in his reported torture by […]

What he said

Alex Neve of Amnesty International, back from the Khadr trial at Guantanamo Bay, has an excellent piece in today’s Ottawa Citizen, discussing his observations and making yet another plea for […]

Khadr trial delayed (again)

The Khadr trial (which started hearing evidence yesterday) has been adjourned for 30 days following the collapse of Mr. Khadr’s military lawyer during the middle of his cross-examination. Yesterday, the […]

Khadr trial begins

The BCCLA National Security Blog’s returned from her summer holidays in time for the start of the Omar Khadr trial, scheduled to start today after the close of jury selection, […]

Arar v. SCOTUS

Some excellent commentary coming from south of the 49th following the Supreme Court of the United State’s refusal to hear Maher Arar’s appeal of the dismissal of his civil suit […]

Khadr ruling(s)

Predictably enough, the Government has appealed Mr. Justice Zinn’s decision last week, which found that the Government needed take further steps to cure its ongoing violation of Omar Khadr’s constitutional rights.  […]

Khadr, cont’d

A fair bit of news about Omar Khadr this week.  News outlets reported last evening that Omar Khadr has fired his American civilian attorneys, Barry Coburn and Kobie Flowers, to […]