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Terror No-Go Zones an Election-Friendly Scrap

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Published in the Ottawa Citizen, August 14, 2015 The campaign trail declaration by the Stephen Harper Conservatives to set up a regime of designated no-go terrorist activity zones is a left-over from the omnibus anti-terrorism legislat… Read More

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Unlike Canadian Expats Living Abroad, Non-Citizen Residents Are Directly Impacted by our Laws, Yet Have No Say in Them

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Published in the National Post, July 31, 2015 Donald Sutherland is upset. He wants to vote in Canadian elections because he feels Canadian, because he has to restrain himself from saying “eh?” and because he’s a citizen. But he’s a… Read More

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What Does Mullah Omar’s Death Mean for Afghan Peace Talks?

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While the Taliban insurgency rages in Afghanistan, the acknowledgement of Mullah Omar’s death has sparked debates on the impact of this event on the future of the peace talks and the Taliban war. The enigmatic Taliban leader Mullah Omar… Read More

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(Almost) A Good Idea: Banning Travel to Designated Conflict Zones

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Excerpted from the original version published on the National Security Law blog, August 10, 2015 On the election trail yesterday, Stephen Harper proposed a criminal law ban on travel to designated zones he described as “ground zer… Read More

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The Charter Strikes Back: A Step Forward for Refugee Rights in Canada

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By Stephanie J. Silverman Almost a year after the Federal Court of Canada struck down the ban on refugee claimants’ denial of health care, a new judicial review finds that a pernicious aspect of the Conservatives’ overhaul of refugee r… Read More

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Disaffection Prevails Among Afghans Today

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In April of 2014, when I visited Afghanistan to observe its third national election, the spring air in Kabul was filled with the anticipation, hope and determination of common men and women exercising their democratic rights to vote in the… Read More

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Iran After a Nuclear Deal: Where Will Canada Stand?

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Published in the Globe and Mail, Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Iran and the P5+1 – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, or the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany – finally reached a deal o… Read More

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Shining a Light on Canada’s Deteriorating Human Rights Record

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By Leilani Farha Published in the Toronto Star, July 13, 2015 Last May I was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing. The goal of this position is to advance the rights of marginalized communities around the world who are home… Read More

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The Final Push: Canada and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

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By Arne Ruckert, Ronald Labonté and Ashley Schram The Trans-Pacific Partnership is nearing the end game of negotiations, creating a market of 800 million people with a combined economic clout of US$28-trillion annually. After the U.S.… Read More

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Iran is Cutting its Losses with a Nuclear Deal

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By Thomas Juneau Published on War on the Rocks, July 7, 2015 This week will likely — and finally — witness the dénouement of the longstanding nuclear dispute between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Counc… Read More

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