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Question Period: Abuse of Afghan Detainees

Posted on May 4, 2015 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, we learned this morning that two complaints were apparently filed in December 2010 and January 2011. Two Canadian […]

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Launch of Iran Accountability Week

Posted on May 1, 2015 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, yesterday, an all-party parliamentary group launched the fourth annual Iran Accountability Week at a most propitious time, as […]

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Question on the Order Paper Q-1230: War Crimes Program

Posted on May 1, 2015 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler has submitted the following question about Canada’s War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Program. The government has 45 days to respond. Q-12302 — April […]

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Question on the Order Paper Q-1229: Reintegration of offenders

Posted on May 1, 2015 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler has submitted the following question about the reintegration of offenders after they’ve served their sentences, and particularly about cuts to funding for Circles of Support […]

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Order Paper Question Q-1217 – Supreme Court Appointments

Posted on May 1, 2015 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler has submitted the following question about the process for replacing Justice Marshall Rothstein on the Supreme Court of Canada. The government has 45 days […]

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Order Paper Question Q-1286 – Designated Countries of Origin

Posted on May 1, 2015 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler has submitted the following question about refugee claimants from designated “safe” countries. The government has 45 days to respond. Q-12862 — April 30, 2015 […]

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Canada Must Take Action to Protect Human Rights in Bangladesh

Posted on May 1, 2015 | No Comments

(As published in the Huffington Post) During the past few months, the House of Commons’ Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Human Rights has heard testimony about […]

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IRAN ACCOUNTABILITY WEEK 2015 – APRIL 30TH TO MAY 7TH

Posted on April 30, 2015 | No Comments

PARLIAMENTARIANS SOUND THE ALARM ON IRANIAN DOMESTIC REPRESSION Experts, former prisoners OF CONSCIENCE, U.N. Special rapporteur to testify before parliament Canadian MPs Irwin Cotler, James Bezan, […]

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Order Paper Question Q-1093 (Bill C-51)

Posted on April 27, 2015 | No Comments

Here is the written question Mr. Cotler asked the government in February, and the response received last week. Hon. Irwin Cotler: With regard to Bill C-51, […]

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COTLER MARKS NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND ACTION ON MASS ATROCITIES, ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

Posted on April 24, 2015 | No Comments

Both days coincided yesterday with the birthday of former Canadian Prime Minister and Nobel Peace laureate Lester B. Pearson MP Irwin Cotler, Liberal Critic for Rights […]

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