August 14, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On August 14, 2008, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to an en banc rehearing of a motion for declaratory judgment against US government officials for the deportation to Syria of Canadian citizen Maher Arar. Arar's lawsuit had initially been dismissed after the court found he had failed ...[read more]
February 1, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 1, 2010, Canadian citizen Maher Arar petitioned the US Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari to overturn a ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit finding that he could not sue the US government for damages based on his detention in the US and his detention, ...[read more]
February 6, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Andrea Prasow: On February 1, 2010, Maher Arar asked the US Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that he cannot sue federal officials for damages even though they allegedly conspired with Syrian officials to subject him to torture in Syria. A powerful dissent by Judge Guido Calabre... ...[read more]
February 2, 2010
by Megan McKee
Canadian citizen Maher Arar on Monday asked the US Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that he cannot sue the US government for damages based on his detention in the US and his detention, interrogation, and torture in Syria after he was mistakenly identified as a terrorist. Arar is ...[read more]
November 3, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Monday that Canadian citizen Maher Arar cannot sue the US government for damages based on his detention in the US and his detention, interrogation, and torture in Syria after he was mistakenly identified as a terrorist. Arar attempted to ...[read more]
November 2, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Arar v. Ashcroft, et al., US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, November 2, 2009 .Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on Maher Arar... ...[read more]
March 11, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Martin Scheinin on Tuesday cited the case of Canadian citizen and former US detainee Maher Arar in presenting a report critical of international counterterrorism practices to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. Scheinin flagged ...[read more]
January 30, 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs
Former US detainee and Canadian citizen Maher Arar said Thursday that he was shocked and saddened to learn that US government officials had testified at the US military commission trial of fellow Canadian citizen Omar Khadr that Arar had lived with terrorists in Afghanistan. FBI agent Robert ...[read more]
January 20, 2009
by Jake Oresick
Canadian Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr admitted throwing a hand grenade that killed a US soldier in Afghanistan, according to the pre-trial testimony Monday of an American intelligence official. The official, identified as Interrogator 11, said Khadr expressed pride in learning he had caused the ...[read more]
December 10, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard oral arguments Tuesday in an en banc rehearing of Arar v. Ashcroft. Canadian citizen Maher Arar is seeking a declaratory judgment against US government officials for having deported him to Syria in 2002, where he was tortured despite Syrian ...[read more]

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