April 7, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The Montreal Police on Friday arrested 279 protestors at an allegedly illegal demonstration aimed at protesting police tactics. The protesters were speaking out against Montreal's Municipal Bylaw P-6, which allows the police to declare illegal any demonstration where participants failed to ...[read more]
October 6, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
Canadian military officer Captain Robert Semrau was sentenced Tuesday by a Canadian military judge for the killing of an unarmed Afghan insurgent, avoiding a possible five-year prison sentence. At his sentencing, the judge decided against prison time, but demoted Semrau and ordered him to be ...[read more]
July 21, 2010
by Joseph Schaeffer
Megan McKee, Pitt Law '12, is currently an intern with Montreal's Social Justice Committee (SJC). She writes about the SJC's advocacy for corporate accountability in the extractive industries... In May I began working for the Social Justice Committee (SJC) of Montreal as a corporate ...[read more]
February 10, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On February 10, 1947, the Honourable Louise Arbour was born in Montreal, Canada. Ms. Arbour has since become a distinguished Canadian and International Jurist, serving as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Canada, as Chief Prosecutor for War Crimes with the International Criminal Tribunal for the ...[read more]
December 3, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The Canadian government on Wednesday released more than 40 redacted e-mails sent by former diplomat Richard Colvin to then-foreign affairs minister Peter MacKay raising concerns about the torture of detainees who were transferred to Afghan prisons by Canadian authorities. The e-mails, which Colvin ...[read more]
September 16, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On September 16, 1987, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was opened for signature. It has since been signed by almost 200 nations. As a result, the Earth's Ozone Layer is expected to recover by the year 2050. ... ...[read more]
April 29, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A US Army soldier who fled to Canada to avoid serving in the Iraq war pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of desertion. Spc. Cliff Cornell was sentenced to one year in prison at a court-martial proceeding and was also given a bad conduct discharge. Cornell spent four years in Canada, but was denied ...[read more]
October 1, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Retired Quebec Justice John Gomery, the head of the now-concluded judicial inquiry into the federal sponsorship scandal, told the Canadian Club of Montreal Monday that he played no role in Friday's move by the Canadian Conservative party government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper to appeal tw... ...[read more]
November 3, 2007
by Patrick Porter
A Canadian-based filmmaker accused of intending to spread propaganda will face a secret trial in Iran on November 17, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported Saturday. Mehrnoushe Solouki holds dual French and Iranian nationality and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Quebec at ...[read more]
October 29, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
The Canadian government Monday rejected fresh allegations that members of the Taliban captured by Canadian troops in Afghanistan were tortured by Afghan investigators after being transferred from Canadian custody. According to Montreal's La Presse, three prisoners said they were tortured by Afgh... ...[read more]

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