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Protection Charter: Mohamed Fahmy and Amnesty International propose more effective action to defend the rights of Canadians imprisoned abroad

While some Canadians imprisoned abroad have received strong support at senior levels, others get virtually none, say Mohamed Fahmy and Amnesty International in their proposal.

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January 27, 2016

New citizenship revocation powers in Bill C-24 should be withdrawn, says Amnesty International

Bill C-24, the federal government's proposed amendments to the Citizenship Act, has serious human rights flaws, says Amnesty International.

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June 11, 2014

Amnesty International Open Letter to Ministers Toews and Kenney about 30 'Wanted by the CBSA'

Amnesty International is concerned that the initiative to track down thirty people accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity who are believed to be residing in Canada does not conform to Canada's obligations with respect to human rights and international justice.

Posted:
August 05, 2011

November 10: Refugees and Human Smuggling: Bill C-49 Forum

Date November 10, 2010
Time 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Bennett Lecture Hall, Flavelle House, 78 Queen's Park Crescent West (just south of Museum Subway station)

Panelists will discuss the impacts of Bill C-49 on refugee claimants and reflect on Canada's international obligations towards refugees, past, present and future.

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November 03, 2010

Amnesty International urging action to defeat Canada's Bill C-49

Amnesty International is concerned that Canada's Bill C-49 falls far short of international human rights and refugee protection obligations and is urging action to defeat it.

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November 02, 2010

Amnesty International calls for review of security measures at G8 and G20 summits

In a news release, Amnesty International expressed their concern that important rights associated with peaceful protest have suffered considerably in the city over the weekend.

Posted:
June 30, 2010

Amnesty International presents concerns about Bill C-11

Amnesty International's concerns about Bill C-11 include the "designated country" list, timelines, and changes to the humanitarian and compassionate applications.

Posted:
May 25, 2010