This week’s blog is chock full of important international developments including an end to American support for the war in Yemen and a pivotal decision of the International Criminal Court that it has jurisdiction over war crimes in Palestine. We also delve into the murky world of cyber attacks.
Against the backdrop of an incessantly slow vote count, exhausted, anxious and distracted folk at Ceasefire.ca have nonetheless managed to highlight some of the key foreign policy changes in a new Biden administration.
As jurisdictions across the country are grappling with calls to fundamentally reform our police services, we call on the Government of Canada to urgently review public security cooperation agreements with Israel in that light.
We call on Canada to put its actions where its rhetoric is by nullifying all provisions in its free trade agreement with Israel that do not accord with international law, and to defend the independence of the ICC from renewed US attacks.
In light of the new ICC Afghanistan investigation, Prime Minister Trudeau should launch a long-overdue public inquiry into Canada’s policies and practices relating to the transfer of hundreds of detainees to Afghan authorities during Canada’s military mission in that country.
Three new Liberal campaign promises will strengthen Canada’s contribution to international peace and security if and only if they are actually fully implemented.