We welcome Canada’s long overdue accession to the global Arms Trade Treaty. But it will only be meaningful if it is accompanied by concrete action to end our complicity in the suffering of innocent Yemeni civilians by suspending the export of Canadian-made LAVs to Saudi Arabia.
Despite the urgent need NOW, Canada has offered equipment and some ground troops for an unspecified UN mission at an unspecified future date.
The International Criminal Court issued its first verdict in its 10 years of existence on March 14th when it found Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga guilty of conscripting child soldiers for his private army.
After being detained for eight years, Omar Khadr was sentenced last week to a symbolic forty years in prison after pleading guilty to murder, attempted murder, supporting terrorism, spying, and conspiracy. The sentence was symbolic, however, as a pre-trial deal had already capped Khadr’s sentence at eight years, most of which are likely to be served […]