The Rule of Law in an Age of Fear: A talk with Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr’s lawyer

event : Presentation & discussion


The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, in collaboration with Inter Pares and Octobus Books, invites you to a talk with Dennis Edney, an Edmonton-based lawyer who has been representing Omar Khadr pro bono for years.

Mr Edney will speak about Omar Khadr's case and the climate of fear surrounding the war on terror and how it has affected and continues to negatively affect human rights, due process, and the rule of law.

On May 7, 2015, after a 13-year imprisonment, Omar Khadr was finally freed on bail. His ordeal is far from over, however. There are two upcoming 2016 court challenges:

  • A civil lawsuit against the Canadian government for complicity in his arbitrary detention and cruel and inhumane treatment at the hands of the United States;
  • An appeal to the Court of Military Commission Review in the U.S. to vacate all Omar’s Guantanamo Bay ‘convictions’.

As urged by the United Nations' Committee Against Torture, the violation of Omar’s rights must be properly remedied. 

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