#Canada / #Terrorism / #OmarKhadr / #HumanRights

For a counterpoint — and for a hint that a settlement was perhaps inevitable — one can turn to the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling on Jan. 29, 2010, that found Khadr’s human rights were being violated at Guantanamo Bay.

In that case, the court dealt with the visit of CSIS and Foreign Affairs officials to the prison in 2003 and 2004, under the previous Liberal government.

“The deprivation of [Khadr’s] right to liberty and security of the person is not in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice,” the court ruled.

“The interrogation of a youth detained without access to counsel, to elicit statements about serious criminal charges while knowing that the youth had been subjected to sleep deprivation and while knowing that the fruits of the interrogations would be shared with the prosecutors, offends the most basic Canadian standards about the treatment of detained youth suspects.”

via Why will Omar Khadr receive $10.5M? Because the Supreme Court ruled his rights were violated – Politics – CBC News

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