Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Globe, confused...

Having published Robert Marleau's wonderful essay on the Freedom of Information,


the Globe gets itself all in a twist about the action in the Federal Court brought by the BC Civil Liberties Association and Amnesty International regarding the transfer of prisoners from Canadian troops' to Afghan custody. The issue seems to turn on the application of the Canadian Charter.


Who needs the Charter? Such transfer is prohibited by the Third Geneva Convention, particularly Articles 10 and 12. What's not to get?