Canada: Briefing to the UN Committee against Torture, 48th Session, May 2012

By Amnesty International, , Index number: AMR 20/004/2012

This brief sets out concerns about ways in which Canadian action or inaction risks complicity in torture or other ill-treatment, through such means as inadequate efforts to protect Indigenous women from violence, prisoner transfers, deportations, national security relationships with foreign governments and failure to ensure justice and accountability for torture. The brief also outlines concerns about the infliction of torture or other ill-treatment within Canada, including ongoing concerns about the use of conducted energy devices and allegations of excessive force by police that have arisen in connection with various protests.

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