After watching “In the Name of the Father” and participating in our class discussion, do you see any parallels in Gerry Conlon’s case and that of Omar Khadr? Read the articles from the Globe and Mail to help guide your response. You can also watch the 60 Minutes episode from 2007.
Do our human rights come into question during times of crisis (FLQ crisis)? Is this necessary?
Was Khadr in the wrong place at the wrong time like Gerry Conlon? Does it matter, given he was 15 and at war (He is the first child to be tried for war crimes since WWII)? Was Khadr coerced into pleading guilty?
Would “justice” have been better served if Khadr was tried in Canada, as oppose to in a Military court? Why?