Tag Archives: Maher Arar

There must be accountability for torture


The U.S. failure to pursue accountability for key participants its torture program undermines the global struggle against impunity for torture. Canada’s failure to examine its actions in Afghanistan similarly undermines the effort to end torture. Canadians must continue to demand made-in-Canada accountability for the immoral and unconscionable acts committed in our name.

US Appeals Court Rejects Arar's Detention and Torture Claim

An American federal court of appeal ruled this week that Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian, cannot sue the United States government and its officials because Congress has not authorized these types of law suits. Mr. Arar was attempting to sue those within the United States government who were involved with his arrest and deportation to Syria, […]