Articles about ‘Shahid Mahmood’

Open letter from Amnesty International Canada cites Benamar Benatta and Shahid Mahmood

  • December 13, 2007
  • David Baker
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In an open letter released today Amnesty International Canada cited the cases of two Bakerlaw clients – Benamar Benatta and Shahid Mahmood – as examples of why the Arar Commission recommendations must be implemented by the Canadian government.

“Benamar Benatta was summarily and almost certainly unlawfully handed over to US officials, six days after making a refugee claim in Canada on September 5, 2001.

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Harper defence doesn’t fly for human rights lawyers

  • December 3, 2007
  • David Baker
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The Canadian Law Times today published a piece on the reaction of human rights lawyers to a defence the Harper government has provided Parliament in response to allegations Canada’s secret no-fly list may violate the Charter of Rights.

Bakerlaw’s Nicole Chrolavicius is quoted extensively in the piece. Ms. Chrolavicius represents Shahid Mahmood, a Pakistan-born Canadian citizen who has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission after Air Canada prevented him from boarding a flight without explanation. » Read the rest

TheStar.com – ‘No-fly’ case ramped up

  • November 27, 2007
  • David Baker
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The Toronto Star today reported on Bakerlaw client Shahid Mahmood’s human rights complaint against Air Canada, after he was stopped from boarding a Canadian flight.

“This case certainly raises the spectre of racial profiling,” Bakerlaw lawyer Nicole Chrolavicius tells the Star. “There is fear the Muslim community is being targeted by these kinds of national security measures in an unfair way.”

Click here to read the full story at thestar.ca. » Read the rest

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