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Private Member’s Bill
42nd Parliament, 1st Session
December 3, 2015 - September 11, 2019
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An Act to amend the Criminal Code (inflicting torture)
Last Stage Completed
Second Reading and Referral to Committee in the House of Commons (2016-04-21)
Progress: Second Reading and Referral to Committee in the House of Commons
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  • A Shadow Report: Canada Fails to Establish Non-State Actor Torture as a Specific and Distinct Criminal Human Rights Violation. (Available in English only / disponible en anglais seulement). Canadian Federation of University Women / Fédération canadienne des femmes diplômées des universités. 8 April 2012
  • Justice for Torture Worldwide: Law, Practice and Agendas for Change.. REDRESS, October 2013
  • La justice pour les victimes de la torture dans le monde: Droit, pratique et évolutions nécessaires.. REDRESS, octobre 2013
  • New Bill Takes Aim at Domestic Torture. Huron, Debra. Herizons, Vol.30(1), pp.14-15,3, Summer 2016
  • Non-state torture bill rejected by committee. Debra Huron. Herizons, 30(3):14, Winter 2017
  • Torture in Canadian criminal law. Donald V. Macdougall. Criminal reports, 24 C.R. (6th):74-90, 2005
  • Treaty sought to recognize non-state torture . Doreen Nicoll . Herizons 32(3):11 , Fall 2018
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