(As published in the National Post) In September 2010, human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested and sentenced to 11 years in Iran’s infamous Evin prison. […]
Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I rise to join with my colleagues this evening with a profound sense of concern, a profound sense […]
(As published in the National Post) We have seen some developments in Iran since the election of President Hassan Rouhani that merit taking notice. A change […]
Dear Parliamentarians, I invite you to join in “Iran Accountability Week”, which sounds the alarm on the four-fold Iranian threat: nuclear, terrorist, incitement, and – in […]
PARLIAMENTARIANS SOUND THE ALARM ON IRANIAN DOMESTIC REPRESSION Ottawa – May 8th, 2014 – Canadian MPs James Bezan, Paul Dewar, and Irwin Cotler are co-sponsoring “Iran […]
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani repeatedly touts his commitment to "constructive engagement" with the international community, particularly as he negotiates a comprehensive nuclear agreement. Yet, as nuclear talks resume this week, the systematic and widespread violations of human rights in Iran continue unabated, overshadowed -- if not sanitized -- by the myopic international focus on the nuclear issue.
In Monday's question period, much of the back-and-forth concerned the insinuations from the Prime Minister's Office of wrongdoing on the part of the Chief Justice. Regrettably, as is too often the case in Question Period, there were few answers found in the responses of the government -- and that which was said in reply only raises more questions.
The recent insinuations of the Prime Minister’s Office of misconduct on the part of the Chief Justice of Canada are not only extremely troubling, they risk eroding the reputation of one of Canada’s most formidable institutions.
(As published in the National Post) This month marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the 1944 genocide of Hungarian Jewry – when some 600,000 […]
Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, today we commemorate the 66th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel, which comes one week […]