1.29.2010

supreme court makes it official: omar khadr's rights are being violated every single day

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the constitutional rights of Canadian citizen Omar Khadr have been violated, and continue to be violated every day that he is imprisoned in the US concentration camp in Guantanamo Bay.

Although the Supreme Court said it has no jurisdiction to order the Harper Government to repatriate Khadr, there is now even more unambiguous and powerful evidence that the Harper Government violates the human rights of Canadian citizens, specifically those who are brown and/or Muslim.

5 comments:

Mark Francis said...

This keeps the door open to allow our government to use foreign proxies to violate our rights abroad.

L-girl said...

This keeps the door open to allow our government to use foreign proxies to violate our rights abroad.

Yes. There are many things wrong with the ruling. In this post I'm just focusing on something we all can and must use. Also something the Liberals, should they ever form a government, can fall back on to bring Khadr home.

geek guy said...

I look at it like this
the PMO is boxed in. yes it is still bad for omar but the PMO now must fix it& it helps prevent this from happening to any other Canadian.

Nitangae said...

I hop, though, that if the Supreme Court declares that Khadr's rights are being violated, then Khadr can also sue the Federal Government (and, I hope, a few cabinet ministers as well).

I am also not a lawyer, so I am probably talking nonsense.

L-girl said...

Nitangae, I think that's entirely possible. But first we have to get him home!