LRWC recently provided a report to Continuing Committee of Officials on Human Rights (CCOHR) on the implementation of recommendations by CAT in reference to Canada’s handling of the Omar Khadr case. In April LRWC and ICLMG filed a joint report with the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) highlighting Canada’s violations of the Convention against Torture in the Omar Khadr case. CAT released its Concluding Observations on 25 June 2012. LRWC’s report to the Department of Canadian Heritage recommends that Canada adopt measures to ensure: a/ a commission of inquiry to determine violations, the involvement of Canadian officials and remedies; b/ adequate education and training about the Convention for judicial and law enforcement officials; c/ better cooperation with CAT and civil society on implementation and enforcement of Convention obligations; and, d/ ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention.
The report can be viewed here: The Omar Khadr Case: Implementing the Recommendations of the Committee against Torture