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Question of Privilege: Order Paper Question 1229

Posted on June 18, 2015 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege out of respect for the integrity of Parliament, as you yourself […]

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Statement on Political Prisoners

Posted on June 17, 2015 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise on behalf of four heroic political prisoners and their respective cases and causes. […]

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Question Period: Immediate Release of Raif Badawi

Posted on June 12, 2015 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the treatment of blogger Raif Badawi is a violation of Saudi Arabia’s obligations to Canada under the convention […]

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Canadian arms sales to Saudi Arabia, human rights and Raif Badawi

Posted on June 12, 2015 | No Comments

(As originally published in The Montreal Gazette) Like many Canadians, when I heard that Canada had agreed to sell billions of dollars’ worth of light armoured […]

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Why we need a ‘Magnitsky’ law

Posted on June 10, 2015 | No Comments

(As published in The Globe and Mail) In March, the House of Commons unanimously adopted my motion calling for sanctions against individual human-rights violators, including those […]

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Irwin Cotler’s Farewell Speech to the House of Commons

Posted on June 10, 2015 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Chair, I am pleased to participate in this rather bittersweet retrospective. I want to commend my colleagues on all […]

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Cotler Introduces Bill C-689: the Global Magnitsky Act

Posted on June 9, 2015 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.)  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-689, Act to enact the Global Human Rights Accountability Act and to make related […]

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COTLER INTRODUCES “MAGNITSKY” BILL TO SANCTION HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS

Posted on June 9, 2015 | No Comments

Government declared support for human rights sanctions in March, but has yet to take action MP Irwin Cotler today introduced the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability […]

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Press Release: Cotler Issues Parliamentary Action Plan to Hold Iranian Regime Accountable for Human Rights Violations

Posted on June 4, 2015 | No Comments

Fifteen-point plan flows from testimony, recommendations of Iran Accountability Week Ottawa – June 4, 2015 – MP Irwin Cotler today issued an Action Plan to combat […]

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Statement on the Situation in Burundi

Posted on May 29, 2015 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the Burundian diaspora in Canada, members of which are in the gallery today, is alarmed by the political […]

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