ARAR+10 National Security & Human Rights a decade later

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 (All day)
Location
Room number: 
Huguette Labelle room 112
Contact information
Contact person: 
Ginette Chatelain
Email: 
hrrec@uottawa.ca
Phone: 
613-562-5775
Registration
Registration required: 
No
Cost to attend: 
Yes
Cost details: 
Cost: $25. Students $10. This includes coffee breaks, lunch and the reception. Option to cap # students to 50 spots until Oct. 15th and then decide if increase the number of places for them.
Event language: 

2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the establishment, in 2004, of the Commission of Inquiry that examined the case of Maher Arar. 

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre and the Centre for International and Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa, along with Amnesty International and the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, are organizing a day-long conference on 29 October 2014 to mark this anniversary.  It will provide an opportunity to reflect upon the progress over the past decade as well as ongoing challenges in Canada with respect to upholding human rights in terms of national security laws and practices.

The program includes a keynote panel mid-day, bringing together the three judges who have presided over the three judicial inquiries that have examined national security matters 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).  Never before have they spoken together and had an opportunity jointly to share their insights and reflections.

Starts at 9am until 5:30pm. A reception will follow (until 7pm).

Cost: $25. Students $10. This includes coffee breaks, lunch and the reception.