From Omar Khadr and Guantanamo to the Rule of Law in an Age of Terror

Omar Khadr’s Canadian lawyer talks about Omar Khadr and Guantanamo, and the unconstitutional setting in which Omar was ‘convicted’ as a ‘war criminal’. This process was decried as deeply flawed and unfair by UN Human Rights experts. This case raises serious concerns about the rule of law, citizenship, and the contravention of human rights embedded in the Geneva conventions and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Dennis Edney QC is a well-known defense lawyer who has acted pro bono for Omar Khadr for more than 10 years. He has appeared at all levels of court on Omar Khadr’s behalf, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Edney has received a number of human rights and other awards for his legal work, and he is a Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta.