June 27, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Canada Military Police Complaints Commission (MPCC) on Wednesday announced that it would make recommendations to improve military police investigations based on its four-year investigation into allegations of misconduct in handling Afghan detainees. The MPCC investigation was launched in ...[read more]
March 29, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday denied the government leave to appeal a decision requiring them to turn over redacted documents providing information about Afghan prisoner treatment. The complaint was filed by University of Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran, whose previous research ...[read more]
April 28, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Canadian House of Commons Speaker Peter Milliken ruled Tuesday that members of Parliament have the right to seek uncensored Afghan detainee documents from the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The historic ruling is a significant victory for opposition parties over Harper's minority... ...[read more]
April 28, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Canadian House of Commons Speaker Peter Milliken ruled Tuesday that members of Parliament have the right to seek uncensored Afghan detainee documents from the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The historic ruling is a significant victory for opposition parties over Harper's minority... ...[read more]
March 5, 2010
by Zach Zagger
Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced Friday that a former Supreme Court of Canada judge will review documents detailing Canadian forces' treatment of Afghan detainees before the documents are released to Parliament. Nicholson appointed former judge Frank Iacobucci to review the doc... ...[read more]
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. Tinsley... ...[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 Cou... ...[read more]
April 2, 2008
by Katerina Ossenova
Human rights groups Tuesday filed an appeal of a March Federal Court of Canada ruling that the protections of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms do not extend to Afghan detainees captured by Canadian soldiers. Amnesty International Canada and the British Columbia Civil Liberties ...[read more]
March 12, 2008
by Howard Kline
Amnesty International Canada and British Columbia Civil Liberties Association v. Chief of the Defence Staff for the Canadian Forces, et al., Federal Court of Canada, March 12, 2008. Read the full text of the judgment. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[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]

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