The former MP is a member of the New Democratic Party, the most left-wing of the three major Canadian political parties. The others are the Liberal Party of Canada and the Conservative Party of Canada.
A former New Democrat MP will attempt to convince the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court this week to include Canada in her investigation into possible war crimes in Afghanistan, CBC News has learned.
Craig Scott, an Osgoode Hall law professor who was defeated in the 2015 election, will hand deliver a 90-page brief to the court in the Hague, arguing that successive federal governments “abdicated” their responsibility to investigate reports of torture.
He is urging Fatou Bensouda, who has been the ICC’s chief prosecutor since 2012, to make key Canadian politicians and military officers “central to any investigation.”
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canada (CA) is estimated to have a population of 36.4 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.9 million.