October 1, 2008
by Caitlin Price
The Canadian Military Police Complaints Commission (MPCC) decided Tuesday to move forward with a public hearing investigating the country's military detainee transfer process in Afghanistan despite a move from the Canadian Department of Justice to block the inquiry. MPCC Chair Peter A. ...[read more]
April 14, 2008
by Caitlin Price
The Canadian Department of Justice has moved to block a Canadian Military Police Complaints Commission (MPCC) public hearing investigating the country's military detainee transfer process in Afghanistan, the Globe and Mail reported Monday. The government filed papers in Canada's Federal ...[read more]
February 29, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
The Canadian military has resumed the transfer of Afghan detainees to Afghan authorities, Canadian military officials said Friday. The Canadian government ceased transferring Afghan detainees to Afghan custody in November after Canadian monitors in Afghanistan discovered evidence of torture, but a ...[read more]
January 26, 2008
by Nick Fiske
Afghan Ambassador to Canada Omar Samad said Friday that his country still considers its agreement with Canada regarding the transfer of detainees to be in effect and is working closely with NATO forces to ensure the safety of prisoners in Afghan custody. The statement comes two days after reports ...[read more]
June 25, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
The government of Canada, currently investigating whether detainees in Afghanistan were abused while in Canadian custody, will not make inquiries into allegations of torture or abuse after the detainees were transferred to Afghan officials, according to Monday reports. Lieutenant-Commander Philip... ...[read more]
May 3, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts
Lawyers for the Canadian government said in an affidavit Thursday that Canada and Afghanistan have formally signed a new agreement allowing for monitoring of prisoners transferred from Canadian to Afghan custody as a safeguard against torture and abuse. Following submission of the affidavit, a ...[read more]
February 21, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
Two human rights groups have called on Canada's Federal Court to review the legality of terrorism detainee transfer procedures under the Canada-Afghanistan Detainee Agreement. Amnesty International Canada and the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association filed an application for judicial ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.