Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, endorses our petition ‘Canada’s Obligation to Omar Khadr’ and calls on our government to provide a sincere apology to Omar and offer a just remedy for the monstrous injustice he suffered.
“…The Canadian courts have, over the years, been reliable in ruling in Omar’s favour in various challenges highlighting human rights concerns in his case, including two Supreme Court judgments. Canada’s Federal Court found on 23 April 2009 that “Mr. Khadr’s detention in Guantanamo Bay was illegal under both U.S. and international law.”
On 14 August 2009, the Federal Court of Appeal found his treatment to be: “…a breach of international human rights law respecting the treatment of detainees under the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment.” The denial of a fair trial violates the Geneva Conventions, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Canada’s Geneva Convention Act, and Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Act.…”
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