CANADA CHARGED WITH VIOLATING U.N. TORTURE CONVENTION
The International Coalition against Torture (InCAT) will present on Tuesday May 3rd in Geneva a submission to the United Nations Committee against Torture that Canada is violating the Convention against Torture for denying to torture victims in Canada the ability to sue in Canadian courts the states that have tortured them. The submission will be made by David Matas and Houshang Bouzari. The Convention against Torture requires Canada to "ensure in its legal system that the victim of an act of torture obtains redress and has an enforceable right to fair and adequate compensation".