Tag Archives: Amnesty International

No justice for Afghan civilians: Amnesty report

Afghans Villagers from Kapisa province

A new report by Amnesty International documents the inability of Afghan civilians to obtain justice for family members killed in attacks by NATO forces. “None of the cases that we looked into – involving more than 140 civilian deaths – were prosecuted by the US military. Evidence of possible war crimes and unlawful killings has […]

Canada potential spoiler in firearms treaty

As Ceasefire reported a few months ago, the Harper government’s firearms ideology may be standing in the way of progress on an international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT is a proposed multilateral treaty aimed at controlling the international trade in conventional firearms. The treaty is currently being planned in a series of preparatory committees, […]

Rights groups call for torture inquiry

Two human rights groups are calling for a public inquiry into Canada’s handling of Afghan detainees following a UN report on the torture of prisoners in Afghan government custody (Robert Hiltz, “Rights groups call for Afghan-detainee inquiry after UN report,” Postmedia News, 11 October 2011): Amnesty International and the BC Civil Liberties Association released a […]