The Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar
Witnesses: Stephen Yale-Loehr, Julia Hall
Stephen Yale-Loehr (Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, Cornell University) and Julia Hall (Counsel and Researcher, Human Rights Watch) continue their testimony on the practice of extraordinary rendition and on American law governing Mr. Arar’s deportation to Syria. Under cross-examination by Marlys Edwardh (Counsel for Mr. Arar), Mr. Yale-Loehr and Ms. Hall speak about the Convention Against Torture, diplomatic assurances, and aspects of Mr. Arar’s detention in New York in October 2002. Simon Fothergill (for the Attorney General of Canada) conducts cross-examination on U.S. immigration procedures and on aspects of Mr. Arar’s detention in the United States.