Event Date: November 16, 2010 - 2:00 pm Location: Social Science Building, 120 University pvt, Room 4004
A talk by Alex Neve, Secretary-General of Amnesty International, Canada.
Presented by the University of Ottawa’s International Human Rights Speaker Series, co-sponsored by CIPS and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre.
Free event. Presentation in English; bilingual question period. Registration is not required.
Alex Neve recently returned from the US military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he was one of only a few international human rights lawyers allowed to observe the proceedings against Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen. Now that the legal process before the US Military Commission is complete, Mr. Neve will share his thoughts on the fairness of the proceedings, the issues at stake in the case, and its broader implications for human rights, both in Canada and abroad.
Alex Neve has served as Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada since 2000. He is a lawyer with a Masters degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex. He is on the Board of Directors of Partnership Africa Canada, the Canadian Centre for International Justice and the Centre for Law and Democracy. He has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada and has received an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from the University of New Brunswick.