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Question of Privilege: Order Paper Question 1229

Posted on June 18, 2015

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

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

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

(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

(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

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

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

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

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

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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