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Question Period: Abuse of Afghan Detainees

Posted on May 4, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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

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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