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PETITION

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INTERNATIONAL COALITION AGAINST TORTURE

Petition to the Government of Canada


Recognizing that Canada is a signatory to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, G.A. res. 39/46, [annex, 39 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 51) at 197, U.N. Doc. A/39/51 (1984)], entered into force June 26, 1987; and
Whereas Article 14 of the said Convention requires that:
Each State Party shall 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, including the means for as full rehabilitation as possible.

We the undersigned, members of the International Coalition Against Torture, call upon the Government of Canada to:

Give immediate and serious consideration, and to undertake all necessary and immediate steps at the next session of parliament, to amending the State Immunity Act, R.S.C. 1985, S-18, so as to provide for an express exception for state violations of peremptory norms of international law which include, but are not limited to torture, genocide, apartheid, crimes against humanity and slavery.

Signature: …………………………………
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Signature: …………………………………
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Signature: …………………………………
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E-Mail: ………………………….…….……
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Please make as many copies as you can and circulate this petition to friends and colleagues. Please mail or fax the complete petition to the addresses at the bottom of this page. Thank You for your support.

Fax: 416.363.8451


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