Byers law war Afghanistan

Lest We Forget: Canada and the Laws of War

In September 2005, Canadian soldiers captured several suspected terrorists in southern Afghanistan. They immediately transferred the suspects to US custody. Given what we now know about the gross mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib Prison, Bagram Air Base and Guantanamo Bay, it'’s likely that the transfers violated Canada'’s obligations under the 1949 Geneva Conventions and 1984 Torture Convention.

Lest We Forget: Canada and the Laws of War

In September 2005, Canadian soldiers captured several suspected terrorists in southern Afghanistan. They immediately transferred the suspects to US custody. Given what we now know about the gross mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib Prison, Bagram Air Base and Guantanamo Bay, it'’s likely that the transfers violated Canada'’s obligations under the 1949 Geneva Conventions and 1984 Torture Convention.