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Article

17 Jun 2007

Author:
George Abraham, Khaleej Times

Is Canada aware of its Human Rights double standards?

...[I]n 1999…the Canadian government set up the Harker Commission to investigate charges that [Talisman] was providing logistical and material support to the Sudanese government against rebels in the south. The commission found some merit in the charges, but…in its opinion, Canadian law did not extend to the activities of one of its corporations in a foreign land... [Now a] coalition [alleges] that the company allowed its facilities to be used by government soldiers who …engaged in ethnic cleansing. In their words, this amounts to a 'war crime'...