An extra-judicial torture/treatment put upon him because his Dad cavorted with Bin Laden and we wanted to squeeze as much information from this immature fruit bud as possible, disregarding his civil rights and UN rights?
Has it been proven in a court of law that he was in fact tortured,or his rights violated until it has how can we talk about compensation.
2. HOW CANADAíS SUPREME COURT SUBVERTED CHILDRENíS RIGHTS
Given the facts of Omarís situation, Canadaís legislative support for human rights, and the Supreme
Courtís previous reasoning, its reversal of the order to request Omarís repatriation is both shocking and
mysterious, particularly since the court failed to address childrenís rights and the issue of torture that
figured so prominently in the Federal Court reasoning. The Court did confirm that the interrogations
conducted by Canadian officials with knowledge that Omar had been subjected to sleep deprivation
techniques signified Canadaís active participation in a process that violated international human rights
and deprived Omar of his right to liberty and security of the person guaranteed by s. 7 of the Charter. It
even found that the order to request Omarís repatriation was an appropriate remedy. It is the reversal of
this order on the grounds that it touched on the Crown prerogative over foreign affairs that is troubling.
What does it mean to grant government officials such broad discretion to suspend the laws of Canada
with regard to a particular individual, especially when that personís rights were violated as a child? Its
rationale for doing this was poorly explained, revealing some rather ominous cracks in what people have
generally assumed to be an enviable legal regime.
3. ACTION NEEDED & LESSONS TO BE LEARNED
Omar Khadrís story presents the obscene spectacle of child abuse and torture committed
before the eyes of the world. The fact that the Convention on the Rights of the Child can be so
easily ignored, especially in circumstances that demonstrate violation of the prohibition against
torture, is a matter of serious concern for all members of the international community. This is
especially so in this case, where the violations were perpetrated and effectively condoned by
Canada and the United States, both of which claim to be leaders as far as democratic rights and
the rule of law are concerned. Despite the fact that the United States is responsible for the worst
atrocities, Canadaís complicity is particularly troubling because Canada has ratified the
Conventions which itís Prime Minister and Supreme Court now choose to ignore.
The case has revealed serious institutional problems in Canada. The partisan stance
adopted by the Prime Minister and the Department of Justice with regard to one particular
individual who was a child at the time of the alleged offence is troubling to say the least. If the
arguments submitted to support government officials who have violated both international law
and the will of the Canadian people as represented by Parliament do not represent a lack of good
faith, they certainly demonstrate ignorance concerning both international law and Anglo-
Canadian constitutional history. The unwillingness of the Supreme Court of Canada to uphold the
rule of law by exercising its traditional supervisory role is even more disconcerting, especially
since the decision was unanimous and not one of the judges who have reasoned so impeccably in
previous cases bothered to write dissenting reasons. It is obvious that a great deal of advocacy
and educational work remains to be done. The Khadr case is a stark reminder that mere
ratification is not sufficient to ensure respect for international norms, even when they are as
widely accepted as the prohibition against torture and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.My link
.... Sorry, but Omar deserves some compensation for how Canada treated him.
Yes perhaps we can put his case in front of the veterns affairs office, one of the last soldiers to submit a injury claim is in our Bn , injured during a detention of IED mounted on a donkey, during this blast he recieved injuries to his legs and lost a testicle , Dept of VA offered to give him for all his troubles 1800.00 to which he is now repealing...his case is still pending after almost a year...
But we are not talking about just 1800.00 , he will be seeking millions, because he is a Canadian citizen, who chose to fight on the wrong side of some map, again'st coalition soldiers, his rights were claimed to be violated, he has claimed to have been tortured....he has also claimed he has planted IED's and wished to kill as many allied soldiers as he could...proving he is one of Canada's finer outstanding citizens but wait it does not stop their there is an entire family of people just like em....
Who has contributed so much to our nation and to our collective....while our soldiers who all voluntered to serve our country, gladly agreeded to lay their lives down if required in that service, are being given a golden hand shake a small check, and release from one of the only things they love to do serve our country as a soldier....Justice from a soldiers piont of view sucks , but maybe we are on to something maybe we can give out huge rewards for terrorists, in hopes one day they will defend this nation as well as our soldiers did...
Proud to be Canadian...
The beaver, which has come to represent Canada as the eagle does the United States and the lion Britain, is a flat-tailed, slow-witted, toothy rodent known to bite off it's own testicles or to stand under its own falling trees.