UN Asked to Censure Canada for Failure to Prosecute Torturer

Tom Sandborn at the Tyee:

Two human rights organizations have asked the United Nations Committee Against Torture to censure Canada for failing to prosecute George W. Bush for his involvement in acts of torture during his United States presidency.

The complaint was filed on Nov. 14 in New York by the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) and the U.S.-based Center for Constitutional Rights.

While the Canadian people oppose torture, our government has repeatedly violated its obligations under the UN’s anti-torture convention. The government deserves censure.