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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Security Integration and Rights Disintegration in the War on Terror (International Human Rights Lecture 3/3)

After 9/11, the US pressured other states to integrate their police, intelligence and military with US security systems and policy. According to Maureen Webb, Canada has been in the forefront of complying states. She shares her views on how measures such as Project AO Canada (which left Maher Arar and other Canadians exposed to torture), the Anti-terrorism Act, the Smart Border Agreement, the Security and Prosperity Partnership, the Safe Third Country Agreement, the Security Certificates system, global surveillance initiatives and the military mission in Afghanistan have resulted in Canada violating international legal obligations to refugees, immigrants, criminal suspects, prisoners of war and Canadian citizens. Ms. Webb also discusses consequences for Canadians and the cost to democracy. (A special lecture offered by Lawyers Rights Watch Canada and UBC Continuing Studies, originally presented on 15-March-2008.)

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