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Briefing to the Committee against Torture on the Omar Khadr case

Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and the Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (CLMG) filed a joint shadow report on the Omar Khadr case with the Committee against Torture (the Committee) for consideration on the review of Canada’s compliance with the Convention against Torture.

The report recommends the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry, investigation of the involvement of Canadian agents in Khadr’s torture and illegal treatment, prosecution of suspects identified by the investigation and education about the requirements of the Convention for those involved in law enforcement including police, elected officials and other public servants. The report also recommends that on repatriation, Khadr be afforded full protection of his internationally protected rights and access to remedies for violations. The report was prepared by Gail Davidson and Gavin Magrath with editing assistance from Brendan Naef.

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