Amnesty International and UN Special Rapporteur Call on Trudeau Government Not to Appeal Federal Court’s West Bank Wines Decision

Today, Amnesty International Canada and Professor Michael Lynk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur for the human rights situation in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, addressed a letter to Canada’s Attorney-General, David Lametti, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, James Carr, and Canada’s Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor 

In their letter, they issue an urgent call to the Trudeau Government not to appeal the Federal Court of Canada’s ruling that “product of Israel” labels on West Bank settlement wines are “false, misleading and deceptive.”

They also call on the Trudeau Government to review and remove the provisions in the Canada Israel Free Trade Agreement which permit the admission of goods and services from Israel’s illegal West Bank settlements.

The full text of their letter can be read here:

Amnesty Letter regarding Kattenburg FC ruling 

 

 

3 Comments

  1. jegrt

    Is there a suspicion that Trudeau govt is threatening to file an appeal?

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  2. lonely rico

    I urge the Government of Canada to take two necessary steps:
    i. To accept the ruling of the Federal Court, and to abandon any plans to appeal it to the Federal Court of Appeal; and
    ii. To review and remove the provisions in the Canada Israel Free Trade Agreement which permit the admission of goods and services to enter Canada from Israeli settlements, industrial parks and other illegal enterprises in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
    Justin Trudeau must decide whether Canadian (and international) law is to take precedence over his personal love for the State of Israel. The choice is clear, and his decision must be on the side of the law and justice. To choose injustice will only insure ongoing violence and suffering.

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