Omar Ahmed Khadr v. Prime Minister of Canada

Federal court judge rules Canada must advocate for Khadr’s repatriation

Federal court judge rules Canada must advocate for his repatriation.

“Canada had a duty to protect Mr. Khadr from being subjected to any torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, from being unlawfully detained, and from being locked up for a duration exceeding the shortest appropriate period of time. In Mr. Khadr’s case, while Canada did make representations regarding his possible mistreatment, it also participated directly in conduct that failed to respect Mr. Khadr’s rights, and failed to take steps to remove him from an extended period of unlawful detention among adult prisoners, without contact with his family … Mr. Khadr has very clearly been deprived of his liberty and Canadian agents are involved in that deprivation.”

Full ruling here.

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