8 septembre 2005
Journée internationale contre les tribunaux islamiques au Canada
Manifestation à Paris : infos à venir
International demonstration "against Sharia /faith based court in
SECOND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DEMONSTRATION
RIGHTS, SECULARISM AND HUMAN DIGNITY
> It has been a year since the International Campaign against
> faith based courts in
> family law from the 1991 Arbitration Act.
> The Campaign worked hard to inform the general public and the ministries in
> charge about the high risks of permitting Sharia courts in
> Unfortunately, despite all the warnings, the government of
> taken a clear position to prevent the interference of religious
> institutions in the judicial system.
> The Second International Demonstration opposing Sharia and all faith based
> courts in
> We call upon all concerned individuals and progressive organizations to join
> us in opposing the Ontario Arbitration Act 1991 which allows religion to
> interfere in the Canadian judicial system. This Act allows family law
> disputes to be resolved outside the law courts by arbitrators according to
> their own religious and cultural beliefs. This act allows Islamic groups to
> legalize the suppression of women by implementing the proposed
> Join us! Together, let us raise our collective voice for progressive
> change! We can and must make a difference!
> Thursday September 8th at 12 noon
> Queen's Park, Ontario Legislature,
> 12.00 noon - 2.00 PM
> Homa Arjomand
Saturday, May 28th, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, World News Editor. Government/Political Affairs Editor
“We expect that
TORONTO, Canada – “We are very pleased, and to be honest it’s a cause for celebration when we heard that Quebec has upheld human rights for all its citizens… we expect that Ontario should do the same”, said Homa Arjomand, Coordinator of the International Campaign Against Sharia Court in Canada.
This decision was a positive move towards elimination of interference of religion in the justice system.
We thank all progressive organizations and individuals that supported us and made this victory possible.
“It is still concerning
when we hear Premier McGuinty
say ‘We will not be unduly influenced by …our
provincial counterparts…We'll be making a decision here that's in keeping with
the values and aspirations of the people of
We also disagree with the findings of the Boyd report and in particular with her recommendation number 2, found on page 133:
“The Arbitration Act should continue to allow disputes to be arbitrated using religious law, if the safeguards currently prescribed and recommended by this Review are observed.”
Allowing religious laws to settle family legal matters, only serves to exclude some people from the privileges and benefits of the Canadian legal system. We believe one law should apply to all.
Once again Ms. Arjomand calls upon the Liberal government to abandon its support of private religious courts/ faith based arbitrations.