Hamas’ use of human shields is a war crime: Sarah Teich in the Toronto Sun

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The use of civilians as human shields is a war crime. This is well-established in international law. However, despite the global consensus, innocent civilians continue to be used as human shields, writes Sarah Teich in the Toronto Sun.  By Sarah Teich, May 14, 2021  The use of civilians as human shields is a war crime.… Continue reading Hamas’ use of human shields is a war crime: Sarah Teich in the Toronto Sun

Protecting Innocents in Combat: New proposed legislation to deter the use of human shields

OTTAWA, ON (May 13, 2021): Even as Hamas launches attacks at civilian targets, the Iran-backed terror organization hides its assets and operations amidst civilians to complicate the response from Israel. While using human shields is universally understood to be a war crime, the tactic has long been employed with impunity by terror groups, rogue nations… Continue reading Protecting Innocents in Combat: New proposed legislation to deter the use of human shields

Canada’s ability to hold war criminals to account remains underfunded: Sarah Teich and Maria Reisdorf for Inside Policy

The Department of Justice’s War Crimes Section has not received a funding increase since its establishment in 1998 – not even to keep pace with inflation, write Sarah Teich and Maria Reisdorf. By Sarah Teich and Maria Reisdorf, April 26, 2021 Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland recently delivered the country’s first federal budget in two years. As… Continue reading Canada’s ability to hold war criminals to account remains underfunded: Sarah Teich and Maria Reisdorf for Inside Policy

China had too much control to make WHO’s COVID report credible: Sarah Teich in iPolitics

There is evidence that the Chinese Communist Party concealed critical health information relating to COVID-19, and silenced whistleblowers who tried to sound the alarm, writes Sarah Teich in iPolitics.  By Sarah Teich, April 14, 2021 The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report recently on the origins of COVID-19. This report was the work of… Continue reading China had too much control to make WHO’s COVID report credible: Sarah Teich in iPolitics

Michael Spavor’s sham trial in China is classic hostage diplomacy: Sarah Teich in the Toronto Sun

The real issues are that Canadians have been arbitrarily detained by the CCP for years now, they are held in horrendous conditions in breach of many of their rights, and the Canadian government has not done enough to bring them home, writes Sarah Teich in the Toronto Sun.  By Sarah Teich, March 22, 2021 The… Continue reading Michael Spavor’s sham trial in China is classic hostage diplomacy: Sarah Teich in the Toronto Sun

The Uyghur genocide is a genocide, let’s call it one: Sarah Teich in the Toronto Sun

Canada and other rights-respecting democracies need to step up, take concrete action to combat these crimes, and ensure that the words ‘never again’ mean something. This starts with calling it what it is: a genocide, writes Sarah Teich in the Toronto Sun.  By Sarah Teich, February 19, 2021 On Tuesday, when asked, Prime Minister Justin… Continue reading The Uyghur genocide is a genocide, let’s call it one: Sarah Teich in the Toronto Sun

Canada should say no to racism at the United Nations: Sarah Teich and David Matas in iPolitics

Non-democratic states who are neither Arab nor Muslim, but who want to make sure the UN busies itself with anyone but them, are quick to join Arab/Muslim states in elaborate, prolonged, exaggerated criticism of Israel, write Sarah Teich and David Matas in iPolitics. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in… Continue reading Canada should say no to racism at the United Nations: Sarah Teich and David Matas in iPolitics

Canadian Coalition: Can it make a difference? Sarah Teich on CBC News

 MLI Senior Fellow Sarah Teich joined CBC News to discuss the recent Canadian coalition to denounce arbitrary detentions by foreign states. “This coalition is a good start, but it doesn’t strike me as enough,” explains Teich. “We still need to take actions that have teeth, we still need to be sanctioning those involved in… Continue reading Canadian Coalition: Can it make a difference? Sarah Teich on CBC News

A new law could help Canada fight hostage-taking by other states: Sarah Teich in the Ottawa Citizen

As the case of the two Michaels shows, the federal government has only limited options so far for action – and none is particularly enticing, writes Sarah Teich in the Ottawa Citizen.  By Sarah Teich, February 12, 2021 With Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor continuing to languish as hostages of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP),… Continue reading A new law could help Canada fight hostage-taking by other states: Sarah Teich in the Ottawa Citizen

The Terrorist Designation: Sarah Teich on CBC

 MLI senior fellow and counter-terror expert Sarah Teich spoke with CBC’s Andrew Nichols following the federal government’s decision to designate the Proud Boys and other far-right extremist groups as terrorist entities in Canada. “Putting any entity on the terrorist list comes with real, meaningful, and concrete consequences,” explained Teich. “It’s a very powerful move.”… Continue reading The Terrorist Designation: Sarah Teich on CBC