Skip to main content

Irwin Cotler, MP

Search irwincotler.liberal.ca

Iran Accountability Week – Raynell Andreychuk – The Persecution of Bahareh Hedayat

Posted on May 13, 2014 | No Comments

(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. […]

Read more

Debate on the kidnapping of girls in Nigeria

Posted on May 13, 2014 | No Comments

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 […]

Read more

Iran Accountability Week – Marc Garneau – A real test of Iran’s sincerity

Posted on May 12, 2014 | No Comments

(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 […]

Read more

Introduction to Iran Accountability Week 2014

Posted on May 8, 2014 | No Comments

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 […]

Read more

IRAN ACCOUNTABILITY WEEK TO BE HELD MAY 8-15

Posted on May 8, 2014 | No Comments

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 […]

Read more

Rouhani Is No “Moderate” When it Comes to Human Rights

Posted on May 7, 2014 | No Comments

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.

Read more

Questions About Justice Marc Nadon Linger

Posted on May 6, 2014 | No Comments

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.

Read more

Conversations with Chief Justice are normal

Posted on May 6, 2014 | No Comments

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.

Read more

When the Nazi Holocaust came to Hungary

Posted on May 6, 2014 | No Comments

(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 […]

Read more

Statement on Israel Independence Day

Posted on May 6, 2014 | No Comments

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 […]

Read more