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International, Politics

Repatriate Canadian former ISIS fighters and family members, rights group urges

An international human rights group is urging the federal government to “immediately” repatriate dozens of Canadians, including 26 children, held in detention facilities for ISIS suspects in northeastern Syria for “rehabilitation, reintegration, and, as appropriate, prosecution.” Human Rights Watch says »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Another meeting set to grapple with what to do about so-called ‘killer robots’

Representatives from 80 countries, including Canada, begin a three-day meeting on Monday to take another stab at coming up with of plan to deal with autonomous weapons, a.k.a. killer robots. Delegates to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) at the »

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Freeland speaks out again on Saudi human rights crackdown

The deteriorating relations between Canada and Saudi Arabia continue to ebb and flow. As Ottawa once again voiced concerns over human rights violations in the Middle East country, Riyadh extended its deadline for Saudi citizens training as doctors at Canadian »

International, Society

Forced labour, trafficking persist in Thai fishing fleets: report

“Forced labour and other rights abuses are widespread in Thailand’s fishing fleets despite government commitment to comprehensive reforms,” states Human Rights Watch in a news release. ‘The fear of murder at sea’ Prof. Melissa Marschke, of the University of Ottawa »

International

Canada must do more to save the Rohingya: HRW

Strong words from Canada and its generous humanitarian assistance to the victims of ethnic cleaning in Myanmar are good but not enough to save the Rohingya, says Farida Deif, Canadian director for Human Rights Watch. More than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims »