Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar (Arar Commission)
Report of the Events Relating to Maher Arar
|Catalogue No.||CP32-88/1-2006E + CP32-88/1-1-2006E|
|Pages||1204 (3 volumes) + 36 page addendum|
|Language||English; Aussi disponible en français|
Issued by the Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar.
Published by Canadian Government Publishing, 2006.
OConnors public report on the events relating to Maher Arar was
released on September 18, 2006. In a three-volume document, the Commissioner
presents the factual analysis of the case surrounding Maher Arar and submits 23
recommendations to the government.
The three volume set contains:
Among his recommendations, Commissioner OConnor addresses many issues such as: the RCMPs national security activities, the information sharing practices of other government agencies; some recommendations touch upon the investigative interaction with countries with questionable human rights records as well as the issue of Canadians detained in other countries; some recommendations concern the need for Canadian agencies engaged in national security investigations to have clear policies and more training on issues of racial, religious or ethnic profiling. The Commissioner also recommends that the Government of Canada assess Mr. Arars claim for compensation in light of the reports findings and respond accordingly.
Now includes, at no charge, Report of the events relating to Maher Arar Addendum. Following a judgement from the Federal Court of Canada, the Commission was authorized to release further information relating to human rights and torture issues. In the original published volume, some material had been omitted in the interests of national security, national defence or international relations (indicated by [***]. This information is now contained in the addendum.
Also released by the Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar: A New Review Mechanism for the RCMPs National Security Activities.
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