Canada's Anti-Terrorism Measures Criticized By UN

Posted on Friday, November 04 at 12:19 by jensonj
Regarding Canada's issuance of "security certificates," the committee says it is concerned that "some people have been detained for several years without criminal charges, without being adequately informed about the reasons for their detention, and with limited judicial review." The committee urges Canada to ensure "persons suspected of terrorism or any other criminal offences" are subject to judicial review and treated in accordance with provisions against arbitrary detention. Rodley says the committee was particularly upset by allegations that Canadian security agencies "may have been complicit in the possible detention abroad of Canadian citizens or residents of foreign origins." The committee made particular reference to the case of Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen who was arrested in the United States, deported to Syria and reportedly tortured.


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