Justice Iacobucci inquiry notes.docx

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Department
Woodsworth College Courses
Course
WDW101Y1
Professor
William Watson
Semester
Winter

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Justice Iacobucci appointed to conduct an internal inquiry into the actions of Canadian officials in relation to Almalki Elmaati and Nureddin Whether their detention resulted directly or indirectly from the actions of Canadian officials particularly in relation to the sharing of information with foreign countries whether there were deficiencies in the actions taken by Canadian officials to provide consular service to the three while they were detained Whether any mistreatment of them resulted directly or indirectly from actions of Canadian officials particularly in relation to the sharing of information with foreign countries examine actions carried out by CSIS RCMP and DFAIT context was in post 911 environment and events took place between 2001 and 2004 context included information concerning the human rights records of Syria and of Egypt this information included reports that torture and mistreatment of detainees were common and persistent in both countriesFound combination of three instances of sharing of information by Canadian officials in the period leading up to Elmaatis detention likely contributed to his detention so detention in Syria resulted indirectly from these actions mistreatment resulted indirectly from actions of Canadian officials these actions include the failure of Canadian officials to advice DFAITs consular affairs bureau of Elmaatis detention and interrogation in Syria and CSIS sending of questions to a foreign agency to be put to Elmaati while in Syrian detention CSIS statement of concern about Elmaati and his activities if released in a communication to the Egyptian authorities the RCMPs attempts to interview Elmaati in Egypt and the RCMPs sharing of information all likely contributed to mistreatment of Elmaati in Egypt there were a number of deficiencies in the actions of Canadian officials to provide consular services to Elmaati Almalki did not receive any consular visits during his detention do not find that Almalkis detention in Syria resulted directly from any Canadian officials find mistreatment suffered by Almalki in Syria resulted indirectly from two actions of Canadian officials1 In 2002 RCMP shared supertext database which contained a considerable amount of information regarding Almalki with US agencies and 2 In 2003 RCMP sent Syrian officials questions to
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