Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Laurie Hawn's book club

So, just to simplify things, the crucial document is EV.DFAIT.0002.0180, released in highly redacted form to Amir Attaran on November 14, 2007, and consisting of 10 pages of what is obviously the "CAMPAIGN AGAINST TERRORISM DETAINEE TRANSFER LOG" which meticulously tells us, all of us Canadian citizens, and the whole reason this blog exists, whether Canadian forces were compliant with their obligations - and therefore our obligations - or in the words of the Supreme Court of Canada - "Canada’s binding international human rights obligations" - in transferring Canadian prisoners of war to the jurisdiction of Afghan "authorities" - or whether in fact Canada has committed "grave breaches" of International Humanitarian Law (a.k.a., "war crimes") as defined by the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, 2000, at pages 21-22 in the July 11, 2010 consolidated edition by making such transfers.

I hear Ottawa can be pretty nice in the summer.