One more birthday in Guantánamo

 *Update* Omar Khadr was finally repatriated to Canada on September 29. Under Canadian law, he will be eligible for release under parole by June 2013. But his return does not mean […]

Can a bad reason be better than no reason at all?

Over the weekend, the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the UK’s Guardian released hundreds of documents profiling past and current detainees at Guantanamo Bay. These materials are part […]

The waiting game

After a week of sentencing hearings, the Military Commission in Guantanamo imposed a 40-year sentence on Omar Khadr, 15 years more than the 25-year term requested by the prosecutors. The […]

Omar Khadr: Waiting for answers

The BCCLA National Security team has covered Omar Khadr’s continuing ordeal extensively over the past year, from Canadian courts to Guantanamo Bay. After weeks of rumours and speculation, the Guantanamo […]

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, […]

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 […]

Omar Khadr update

As Omar Khadr’s August trial date approaches, his Edmonton lawyers Dennis Edney and Nathan Whitling have applied for judicial review of the government’s actions following the Supreme Court ruling in […]