Critical areas where the Canadian government needs to demonstrate commitment to upholding human rights in national security policies and activities were outlined on October 29th, 2015 in a report on the anniversary of the 2014 “Arar +10” conference. Convened at the University of Ottawa by Amnesty International and the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, along with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre and the Centre for International Policy Studies, “Arar +10” reviewed the state of national security and human rights in Canada a decade after a public inquiry was established to investigate the rendition to Syria and torture of Canadian citizen Maher Arar.
- The report, "Arar +10: National Security and Human Rights a Decade Later", outlines several key recommendations and the full text is available in English and French.
- Read the media releases in English and in French.
Visit our website for information about the “Arar +10” Conference, including videos from each panel.