Omar Khadr in Canadian prison after return from Guantanamo Bay

Janet Hamlin

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September 29, 2012 – Globe and Mail

For the first time in 10 years and three months, Omar Khadr’s fate rests outside the hands of politicians and military personnel.

Toronto-born Mr. Khadr left Guantanamo Bay’s detention centre in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning via U.S. military aircraft. He set foot on Canadian soil just over three hours later.

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Khadr’s lawyers ask court to demand decision on Guantanamo detainee’s return to Canada

Janet Hamlin

Saturday, July 14 – Globe and Mail

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Omar Khadr’s Canadian lawyers are asking a federal court to order Public Safety Minister Vic Toews to make up his mind on whether to bring the Canadian convict back to serve time in Canada.

In an application filed on Friday, John Norris and Brydie Bethell asked judges to review what they argue is an unreasonable delay in deciding on Mr. Khadr’s transfer application. The 25-year-old was eligible to return to serve the rest of his sentence in Canada as of October, 2011.

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With Charles Taylor sentence, a warning to arms suppliers

 

Bassem Tallawi/Associated Press

Thursday May 31, 2012 – Globe and Mail
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For state strongmen and private corporations alike, Charles Taylor sentencing provides sober second thought about the weapons trade, observers hope

Arms suppliers, take note: Charles Taylor’s five-decade sentence means you’re responsible for atrocities committed with your weapons.

And the International Criminal Court wants experts at the University of British Columbia to help figure out what that means.

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