Tuesday, 9 October 2018

No evidence detainees mistreated aboard U.S. Coast Guard ships

CBC Radio55 quoted Michael Byers, a professor of international law at UBC, in an article into alleged mistreatment of detainees during joint anti-smuggling operations with the U.S. Coast Guard. The Canadian Armed Forces involvement was investigated in a CBC documentary.

Byers suggested that “the generals and admirals probably don’t have influence over what happens on U.S. Coast Guard cutters when there isn’t a Canadian observer on board, and they badly want to keep cooperating with the Americans in these operations.”

Read more from UBC https://news.ubc.ca/2018/10/09/no-evidence-detainees-mistreated-aboard-u-s-coast-guard-ships/

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