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Lawyers Against the War and Related

 
May 1, 2014. "Spanish Court Refuses to stop investigation of torture at Guantánamo Bay," Press Release / Gail Davidson, April 30, 2014, Lawyers Against the War.

October 28, 2013. "Re: Duty to arrest Richard Cheney as a person suspected on reasonable grounds of authorizing, counseling, aiding, abetting and failing to prevent torture: Letter to William Blair, Toronto Chief of Police, and Attorney General of Ontario John Gerretsen," Gail Davidson / LAW, Oct. 27, 2013, Lawyers Against the War.

October 17, 2013. "Request for arrest, investigation and prosecution of torture suspect Richard Cheney: Letter to Terry Beitner, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Section, and Gilles Michaud, Commanding Officer, National Division Special and International Investigations Unit, RCMP," Gail Davidson / LAW, Oct. 17, 2013, Lawyers Against the War.

October 16, 2013."Canada Must Arrest & Prosecute Cheney for Torture if He Enters Canada, Say Lawyers," Press release, October 16, 2013, Lawyers Against the War.

September 30, 2013."Duty to Bar Dick Cheney from Canada and to Arrest him on Entry: letter to Prime Minister Harper, Attorney General McKay, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Alexander, Minister of Foreign Affairs Baird," LAW / Gail Davidson, Francis Boyle, Gavin Magrath, Sept. 30, 2013, Lawyers Against the War.

September 14, 2013."Re: International law duty to release Lynne Stewart for medical treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: letter to Mr. Eric Holder, US Attorney General, and Mr. Charles E. Samuels, Jr., Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons,", Gail Davidson, Marjorie Cohn, August 14, 2013, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada[Corrected]

July 25, 2013. "Re: International law obligations to release of Lynne Stewart for medical treatment: letter to Mr. Eric Holder, US Attorney General, and Mr. Charles E. Samuels, Jr., Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons," Gail Davidson, Grace Chen, Marjorie Cohn, July 24, 2013, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada.

May 28,2013. "Re: Ms. Lynne Stewart: Release on compassionate grounds pursuant to 18 USC §3582 (c)(1)(A)(i): letter to the Director, U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons," LRWC/Gail Davidson, May 27, 2013, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada.

February 9, 2013. "Request for RCMP investigation into possible war crimes by Canadian officials," John McNamer, Jan. 31, 2013.

February 9, 2013. "To the Privy Council: Request for judicial inquiry into possible war crimes by Canadian officials and military," John McNamer, January 25, 2013.

February 9, 2013. "Briefing to the UN Committee against Torture, 48th Session, May, 2012, on Canada’s Transfer of Afghan Detainees into the Danger of Torture by Other Authorities," John McNamer, May 2012.

November 4, 2012. "LRWC views on implementation of the recommendations and observations of theUnited Nations Committee Against Torture in reference to the Omar Khadr case," Davidson / LRWC, Nov. 1, 2012, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada.

November 3, 2012. "Lawyers against the War views on implementation of the recommendationsand observations of the United Nations Committee Against Torture," Gail Davidson, Nov. 1, 2012, Lawyers against the War.

June 2, 2012. "Canada must prosecute any foreign national suspected of torture (committed anywhere and against anyone) when the suspect enters Canada even temporarily, says Committee against Torture," Press release, June 1, 2012, Lawyers against the War.

April 21, 2012. "Canada Briefing to the Committee against Torture, 48th Session May 2012 on Canada’s failure to bar or prosecute George W. Bush for torture, from Lawyers against the War," Gail Davidson, April 19, 2012, Lawyers Against the War.

April 20, 2012. "Canada Briefing to the Committee against Torture, 48th Session, May 2012 on the Omar Khadr case," Feb. 18, 2012, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada & The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group.

February 16, 2012."International Criminal Court Told Canada Complicit in Torture of Afghan Detainees," LAW Press release / John McNamer, Feb.15, 2012, Lawyers Against the War.

August 26, 2011. "Re: Visit of George W. Bush on October 20, 2011: Canada must prevent entry or arrest and ensure prosecution for torture," Francis Boyle and Gail Davidson, August 26, 2011, Lawyers Against the War.

May 20, 2010. "Formal Communication for Consideration and Action Re: Judge Baltasar Garzón," from LRWC, ECCHR, ALRC, LWBC, CCR, FIDH, NLG, IADL & OMCT, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (Posted May 23, 2010).

May 19, 2010. "Formal Communication for Consideration and Action Re: Judge Baltasar Garzón, from LRWC, ECCHR, ALRC, LWBC, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (Replaced by letter of May 20, 2010).

February 9, 2010. "Torture as Foreign Policy: the Omar Khadr Decision," by Gail Davidson LLB (Posted March 16, 2010).

December 21, 2009. "Open letter to the Parliamentary Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan," Gail Davidson / LAW.

September 11, 2009. "Request that G.W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Tony Blair be barred from Canada on grounds of human & international rights violations," Gail Davidson / LAW.
      Background: "Letter of February 23, 2009" ("Legal duties triggered by news of visit: Bar George W. Bush from entering Canada or prosecute him for torture."), Gail Davidson /LAW.

September 10, 2009. "Open Letter to Attorney General Holder," NLG, LAW and others, Sept. 8, 2009, Lawyers Against the War.

September 5, 2009. "Supreme Court of Canada to hear Khadr appeal," Gail Davidson, Sept. 4, 2009, Lawyers Against the War.

March 12, 2009. "Letter of March 11, 2009 to the Officer in charge, RCMP War Crimes Section," Gail Davidson, Lawyers Against the War.

February 11, 2009. "Omar Khadr: Release, Repatriation, Remedies: the only legal options available to U.S. and Canada," Gail Davidson, Feb. 11, 2009.
      "Omar Khadr: Groups and individuals supporting release, repatriation and remedies for Omar Khadr," Support letter from June 12, 2009. Lawyers Against the War.

November 7, 2008. Background update, Omar Khadr. Gail Davidson / LAW.

September 9, 2008. "Universal Periodic Review of Canada: Report of Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC)."LRWC.

July 31, 2008. "LAW Calls for the Release and Repatriation of Omar Khadr," Gail Davidson / LAW

May 15, 2008. "Letter Concerning Colin Powell Reported Visit of June 12th, 2008." Lawyers Against the War (Posted March 2009).

November 27, 2007: "Law and Resistance: the Republic in Crisis and the People’s Response," Francis A. Boyle.

June 25, 2007. "Letter to thePrime Minister (et al.) Requesting a Meeting" (concerning Canada's duty to Omar Khadr), Gail Davidson and LAW (Posted March 2009).

June 13, 2007. "LAW's Letter of June 12th, 2007," (concerning Canada's duty to Omar Khadr), Gail Davidson / LAW.

March 8, 2007. "Letter to the Canadian government concerning transfer of Afghan detainees to U.S. custody," Gail Davidson / LAW.

January 31, 2006: Press release of Jan.17, 2006: "Appeal Launched in Bush Torture Case." LAW.

December 22, 2005. Text: "Complaint to the U.N. Human Rights Commission concerning 'Extraordinary Renditions.'" Francis A. Boyle and LAW.

December 20, 2005. Press release: "Canadian Torture Charges against Bush Rejected - LAW Promises Another Appeal," and "Reasons for Judgement." LAW.

December 20, 2005. Press Release of December 1, 2005 (Geneva): "U.N. Human Rights Commission Asked to Stop 'Extraordinary Renditions' by U.S. Agents."LAW.

December 1, 2005. Press release of Nov. 29, 2005: "Decision on Bush Torture Charges Reserved." LAW.

November 23, 2005, Vancouver. Press release of Nov. 22, 2005 (Vancouver): "Bush Torture Charges Back in Court Friday November 25th." LAW.
      (Français) Communique de presse: "Des accusations de torture portées contre Bush seront examinées en cour le vendredi 25 novembre."LAW.

November 23, 2005, Vancouver. (Update): "Omar Khadr - Illegal detention and torture by US Forces in Guantánamo Bay." Davidson / LAW

October 24, 2005, Canada. "Torture-related charges filed against George W. Bush, November 30, 2004." page 1; page 2. LAW.

October 19, 2005, Canada. Background: "Prosecution of George W. Bush for Torture..." LAW.

October 19, 2005, Vancouver. Press Release of Oct. 18, 2005: "Gag Order Lifted on Canadian Torture Charges against Bush." LAW.

October 19, 2005. "Iraq and the Laws of War," Francis A. Boyle.

September 27 2005. "Omar Khadr : Illegal Detention and Torture by U.S. Forces in Guantanamo Bay." Replaced by update of November 23, 2005. LAW.

December 6, 2004. Press Release of Dec. 8, 2004: "Canada Blocks Torture Charges against Bush." LAW.

November 30, 2004. Press Release of Nov. 30, 2004: "Canadian Lawyers Charge Bush with Torture." LAW.

November 25, 2004. "Letter of November 24, 2004, to the Honourable Judy Sgro." LAW.

November 24, 2004. "Letter of November 19, 2004, to Prime Minister Martin." LAW. Français.

June 21, 2004. "Guantanamo Prisoners," J.B. Gerald. LAW (Posted May 2008).
      Related: 2004-2008 "Political Prisoners: Guantanamo Camp": A.,   B. Night's Lantern.

January 24, 2003. "Letter to Bush and Rumsfeld (re: Consequences of Future Use of Force against Iraq)," Jules Lobel and Michael Ratner.

January 23, 2003. "Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada." Michael Mandel & Gail Davidson, LAW.
      Accompanying documents by Public Interest Lawyers, U.K.: "Letter to Prime Minister Blair" (pdf) ; "War Crimes Brief"(.pdf).

January 20, 2003. "Draft Resolution for Municipal Governments Opposed to War on Iraq," Michael Mandel & Gail Davidson for LAW.

October 2, 2002. "Legal Brief and Letter to the U.N.," Michael Mandel & Gail Davidson for LAW.

September 30, 2002. "The Use of Force by The United States against Iraq: Legal Issues," prepared by Lawyers Against the War (Posted here March 2009).

 

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