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In Sunday’s Sun: Parliament’s giant

Weep for Parliament. Irwin Cotler is gone. You may be unfamiliar with Irwin Cotler’s name – he was a politician, but a quiet one. He was totally unlike many other politicians, in fact. He was not a shouter, or a showboater. He was one of a kind, and – even you didn’t know about him [...]

Irwin Cotler: Our Response to Syria Must Be Effective, But Also Legal

The international community has not only failed to live up to its responsibility to protect civilians from mass atrocity crimes but its very inaction has encouraged escalating criminality by the Assad regime. With the crossing of the...Show More Summary

Irwin Cotler: Why Europe Must List Hezbollah as a Terrorist Organization

Bulgarian authorities have confirmed and have transmitted evidence of Hezbollah terrorist complicity to European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels next Monday to determine whether Hezbollah should be designated as a terrorist organization.

Crimes against humanity in the spotlight

Irwin Cotler, former Canadian justice minister, has been keeping busy. Here Terry Glavin details Cotler's part in efforts 'to focus the world's attention on the victims of the Khomeinist despotism in Iran and to end the privileges of impunity that...

Irwin Cotler: How One Person's Fate In A Foreign Court May Affect Us All

In 2004, an Abu Dhabi court tried Dr. Karabus in absentia and convicted him of both fraud and manslaughter, but he was never notified of the trial or of the judgment. When he landed in Dubai last year he was jailed. This case is not just about this doctor, but any country whose citizens work or travel in the U.A.E.

Irwin Cotler: Why Russia's Attempt to Convict a Dead Man Matters

Today Russia's prosecutors resume their efforts to convict a dead whistleblower of the very corruption he exposed. The posthumous trial of Sergei Magnitsky has properly been called "grim comedy" by a group of French legislators, andShow More Summary

Irwin Cotler: Four Steps to Ensuring Human Rights Prevail in Iran

Nasrin Sotoudeh's courageous human rights advocacy has highlighted and exposed the brutality of Ahmadinejad's Iran. Indeed, Iran has jailed more than fifty of its lawyers, and Nasrin was a courageous lawyer for political prisoners until becoming one herself.

Irwin Cotler on Israel and the Palestinian resolution

Irwin Cotler expands on his objections to the Palestinian resolution at the United Nations....

Irwin Cotler on imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

Cotler, in the House, continues his good and mostly ignored fight on Iran here....

Equality before the law

Irwin Cotler criticizes the Harper government’s decision to cut prison chaplains. However, the government’s...

‘An affront to all Canadians’

Over the course of two columns—here and here—Irwin Cotler lists 19 problems with C-38....

Your March 21 Robocon

The Speaker of the House of Commons, who was in a conflict of interest in the robocall scandal that targeted Irwin Cotler, is now in a conflict of interest in Robocon. He should resign.

Irwin Cotler: How Can the World Stand By and Let this Happen?

As Colvin wrote in a courageous and poignant final dispatch amidst the shelling in Homs: "In Baba Amr. Sickening. Cannot understand how the world can standby, and I should be hardened by now. Watch a baby die today. Shrapnel, doctors could do nothing. Show More Summary

Dershowitz, Cotler and Wiesel line up behind terrorist-linked Iranian oppo group

Alan Dershowitz, Irwin Cotler and Elie Wiesel join a list of neocon and Israel supporters who are lobbying the State Department to remove the Mujahedin-e Khalq from its list of foreign terrorist organizations.

Everything you need to know about the new Ont. PC president

o Ciano’s firm was paid $389,890 in total by 39 federal Conservative campaigns in 2011 general election (The Hill Times, December 15, 2011) o Campaign Research used a push poll against Irwin Cotler in 2011, actions deemed “reprehensible” by Speaker of the House of Commons o His firm will likely be subject to investigation for [...]

‘Odious and obscene’

Irwin Cotler stood after Question Period to ask the Speaker to deal with Larry...

Divorce and equality

Irwin Cotler responds to the Justice Minister’s comments last week about the laws governing same-sex...

The Hon. Irwin Cotler -- On Leaving the Docket of the Accused

Last weekend, the Hon. Irwin Cotler spoke at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and made an extraordinary presentation on “The De-legitimization of Israel.” Below are three videos from that presentation. The first is Cotler on why the large number of...

And what have we learned?

Bruce Anderson considers the Speaker’s ruling and the campaign against Irwin Cotler. Does the...

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