Event Date: October 29, 2014 - 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Presented by Amnesty International, the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, and the Centre for International Policy Studies.
In English with simultaneous interpretation in French. Registration is required. To register: click here. Lunch will be served. A reception will follow as of 5:30 p.m.
Regular ticket: $25
Payments will be accepted at the door, cash only.
The rich array of sessions includes an unprecedented keynote lunchtime panel made up of the three judges to preside over judicial inquiries dealing with national security in Canada over the past ten years: The Honourable Frank Iacobucci (Internal Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad Abou-Elmaati and Muayyed Nureddin); the Honourable John Major (Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182); and the Honourable Dennis O’Connor (Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar).
Other panels will discuss the personal dimension of national security-related human rights violations, challenges for the legal profession and ongoing concerns related to oversight of national security activities. The conference will also feature a morning panel with four leading journalists working at the forefront of national security and human rights in Canada over the past decade.
View Conference Program.
For further information please contact: [email protected]Tags: "human rights", "Maher Arar", "national security", torture