Global Affairs Canada provides $450,352.00 to CADSI, UN Special Rapporteurs note arms companies have human rights obligations

Photo: Protest outside the CADSI office in Ottawa on February 13, 2024. The website of the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada shows that the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) has received $450,352.00 from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over the past two years. That same Read more…

Canada calls for an immediate ceasefire, warns against offensive in Rafah, but exports “military goods” to Israel

Photo: In response to the Israeli military bombing of Rafah, an emergency rally was held outside the Prime Minister’s Office in Ottawa on February 12. On February 14, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated: “an immediate humanitarian ceasefire is urgently needed”, “a military operation into Rafah would be catastrophic”, “the International Read more…

South Africa lodges ‘urgent request’ with International Court of Justice to consider if Israeli attack on Rafah breaches provisional orders

Photo: PBI-Canada was present at an emergency rally in Ottawa on February 12 following the Israeli airstrikes against Rafah earlier that morning. The Associated Press reports: “South Africa’s government said Tuesday [February 13] it had lodged an ‘urgent request’ with the U.N.’s International Court of Justice to consider whether Israel’s Read more…

Dutch Appeals Court rules the Netherlands must stop within 7 days the export of parts for F-35 fighter jets to Israel

Photo: An Israeli Air Force F-35I with four GBU-31s in the foreground. This morning, the Associated Press reports: “Judges in the Netherlands on Monday [February 12] ordered the Dutch government to halt the export of F-35 fighter jet parts to Israel, citing a clear risk of violations of international law. Read more…

Canada’s weapons sales may make it complicit of violations in international law, war crimes and genocide in Gaza

Video still: At least 67 Palestinians were killed and many others wounded by Israeli airstrikes and ground operations on Monday morning (2 am local time) in Rafah. This morning, the Associated Press reports: “Judges in the Netherlands on Monday [February 12] ordered the Dutch government to halt the export of Read more…

Three law professors note International Court of Justice ruling means it would be illegal for Canada to export arms to Israel

Excerpt from Ruling by UN’s top court means Canada and the U.S. could be complicit in Gaza genocide (The Conversation, January 28, 2024). Photo: Heidi Matthews, Faisal A. Bhabha, Mohammad Fadel. Heidi Matthews, Assistant Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Faisal A. Bhabha, Associate Professor of Law, Read more…

International Court of Justice delivers interim ruling, calls on Israel to take all measures to prevent genocide in Gaza

Photo: Image from BBC video of today’s ICJ ruling. The Guardian reports: “[International Court of Justice president] Judge [Joan E.] Donoghue says the court has decided that Israel must ‘take all measures within its its power’ to prevent all acts within the scope of the genocide convention. She says it must ensure Read more…

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