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Spring 2018


Speaker and Topic

February 6, 2018




Darker Side of Digital: Human Rights Implications of Technology in Canada and Abroad





Fall 2017


Speaker and Topic

September 14, 2017



IHRP and Globalization, Law & Justice Workshop Series present: Is ISIS a State? The Status of Statehood in the Age of Terror


Professor Noah Novogrodsky will discuss his essay which considers the definitional challenge posed by the Islamic State’s state-like attributes and suggests a new approach to recognizing sovereignty within the meaning of international law.  The dual factors proposed – respect and observance of fundamental human rights in territory controlled by the candidate state, and acceptance of the sovereign co-existence of other states – are intended to reframe traditional analyses of the Montevideo Convention.  His piece draws upon on recent scholarship, judicial decisions and diplomatic practices surrounding recognition of would-be states to identify a form of human rights minimalism and acknowledgment of the international order that may usefully inform debates concerning potential future sovereigns.

 Fall 2016


Speaker and Topic

October 27, 2016



Umbrella Movement: Two Years On

Hong Kong hasn't been the same since the mass protests of 2014 shook the former British colony to the core.  The opposition has radicalized, talks of independence have gained traction, society has been split asunder.  Jason Y. Ng, a Canadian-trained lawyr and Hong Kong-based news columnist and author of Umbrellas in Bloom: Hng Kong's Occupy Movement Uncovered, will give an update on Hong Kong's ever-shifting political landscape two years after history was made.


 Fall 2015


Speaker and Topic

December 2, 2015

William Doo Auditorium

45 Willcocks St. Toronto, ON

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Free Film Screening and Expert Panel

"Silence in the Courts" Screening (see poster here)

Q&A featuring filmmakers Prasanna Vithanage and Rahul Roy, and human rights lawyers Samer Muscati and Carmen Cheung



Fall 2014


Speaker and Topic

February 25, 2015

Falconer Room 3

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Professor Richard Stacey

Constitution-building in Transitional Contexts

February 11, 2015

Victoria College, VIC215

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada

Confronting a Human Rights Scourge: Canada and the Global Struggle against Torture

January 29, 2015

Campbell Conference Facility

6:00-8:00 p.m.


James Stewart (LLB75), Deputy Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

Richard Dicker, Director, International Justice, Human Rights Watch

International Criminal Law at the Crossroads

View the webcast 

Article: The Challenges Facing the International Criminal Court

October 29, 2014

FA3 (Falconer Hall, Room 3)

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Jason Ng (JD/MBA 2001), The Umbrella Revolution: perspectives from the ground

October 14, 2014

Alumni Hall

12:10-2:00 p.m.


Movie Screening: The Case against 8

October 23, 2014

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Alumni Hall

Victoria College

73 Queen's Park Cr

Faculty of Law

Topic: Report Release in Toronto: Homeless at Home: LGBT Rights and Risks in Jamaica

Speakers: Graeme Reid, HRW LGBT Rights Director; Rhon Reynolds, LGBT Rights Research


RSVP by Monday, October 20 to canada@hrw.org or 416.322.8448


Winter 2014


Speaker and Topic

January 15, 2014


Topic: Governance by Data and the Limits of Transparency

Speaker: Fleur Johns, Associate Professor, University of Sydney Faculty of Law & Co-Director, Sydney Centre for International Law

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February 3, 2014


Topic: Confronting Threats to the Rights and Survival of Indigenous Peoples: The Case of Colombia

Speaker: Federico Guzman Duque, Deputy Justice, Council of State, Colombia

presented with the Aboriginal Law Program and Amnesty International Canada

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February 13, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Medical Director of Underserved Populations; Access & Transitions, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto); Professor and Co-Director of the Division of Equity, Population & Gender, University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry

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March 3, 2014

Topic: Human Trafficking, Labour Exploitation and Canada

Speaker: Antonela Arhin, Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies and Visiting Junior Fellow at the Centre for Criminology, University of Toronto

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Fall 2013


Speaker and Topic

October 3, 2013



Topic: A Long Path to Justice: Firsthand accounts from survivors of Argentina's "Dirty War" and a 30-year search for accountability

Speakers: Rosa Gomez and Antonio Savone
Moderator: Lorne Waldman, Waldman and Associates 

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November 12, 2013

Topic: Ending the War on Terror?

A public roundtable of national security and international human rights experts in conversation.


* David Cole, Professor of Law, Georgetown University
* Sarah Knuckey, Clinical Professor of Law, NYU and Special Advisor to UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions
* Kent Roach,  Professor of Law and Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy, University of Toronto
* Wesley Wark, Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa 

November 15, 2013

Topic: Judging Stories

Speaker: Noah Novogrodsky, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for International Human Rights Law & Advocacy, University of Wyoming

Using the case of Mugesera v. Citizenship and Immigration (Canada), Noah Novogrodsky's article explores the power of storytelling in law, distinct problems posed by transnational speech and the question of which norms apply to inflammatory publications transmitted across borders.

Co-presented with the University of Toronto Centre for Ethics

November 21, 2013

Topic: The Ethical Basis for Excluding Unauthorized Immigrants from the Affordable Care Act

Speaker: Norman Daniels, Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Commentator: Audrey Macklin, Professor of Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law 

Co-presented with the Health Law, Ethics & Policy Workshop and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights

Winter 2013


Speaker and Topic

January 10, 2013



Topic: Judging Social Rights

Speaker: Jeff King, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Laws, University College, London

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January 15, 2013


Topic: IHRP and the Muslim Law Association present: “Challenging America's Targeted Killings Program in U.S. Courts: Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta”

Speaker: Jameel Jaffer, Director, Center for Democracy, American Civil Liberties Union

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February 8, 2013

Topic: IHRP and Munk School present: "Sexual Violence in the Recent Conflicts in Libya and Syria: Challenges to Protecting Victims and Pursuing Accountability

Speaker: Various Speakers

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Read papers arising from the conference and publshed in the Journal of International Law and International Relations.

February 12, 2013

Topic: Reflections on Current Challenges Facing the ICC

Speaker: James Stewart, newly elected Deputy Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

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March 11, 2013

Topic: Holding Canada to Account: Challenges to enforcing international human rights at home

Speaker: Carmen Cheung, new Acting Director of the IHRP

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Fall 2012


Speaker and Topic

October 3, 2012



Topic: Military Justice Systems as a Vehicle for the Promotion of Human Rights in Operational Settings, in Peacekeeping and in Situations of Transitional Justice

Speaker: Colonel Michael Gibson, Deputy Judge Advocate General Military Justice , Canadian Forces

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October 17, 2012


Topic: IHRP and Out in Law present: “LGBT Rights in International and Comparative Law”

Speaker: Laurence Helfer, Duke University

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October 17, 2012

Topic: IHRP and Munk School present: Ken Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch in conversation with Michael Ignatieff

Speaker: Ken Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch

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October 19, 2012

Topic: IHRP CCLA and Canadian Arab Council present: “The Human Cost of War on Terror”

Speaker: Various speakers 

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October 29, 2012

Topic: IHRP and Professor Patrick Macklem present: Differential protection on the right to equal treatment for religious versus ethnic minorities: international legal perspectives

Speaker: Kristin Henrard, Erasmus University of Rotterdam

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October 31, 2012

Topic: IHRP and the Muslim Law Students’ Association present: An Update on Palestine: Human Rights Concerns and the Role of International Law

Speakers: Bill Van Esveld, Human Rights Watch

Valentina Azarov, Al-Quds University, Abu Dis, Palestine 

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November 21, 2012

Topic: OISE and IHRP present: Patricia Nyaundi, Chief Executive Officer, Kenyan Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission

Speaker: Dame Nita Barrow

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Winter 2012


Speaker and Topic

January 19, 2012



Topic: The IHRP and Law & Development Society present: “Displaced for Development?" Indigenous peoples rights and extractive industries development in the Peruvian Andes and Amazonia

Speaker: Dr. Manuel Glave, Catholic University of Peru, Department of Economics

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January 25, 2012


Topic: The IHRP and Aboriginal Law Program present:“The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The Global Challenge of Implementation”

Speaker: James Anaya, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

February 9. 2012

Topic: IHRP 25th Anniversary Opening Reception Fundraiser

Keynote Speaker: John Ralston Saul, President, PEN International

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February 9-23, 2012

Topic: Transformative Human Rights: 25 Years in the Field

An exhibition profiling major developments in human rights through the lens of IHRP students at the University of Toronto Arts Centre

February 16, 2012

Topic: The IHRP and CDO present: International Careers Networking Event – a chance to hear from and network with professionals with careers in international law

March 1, 2012

Topic: The IHRP, PBSC and Out in Law present: A panel discussion on Envisioning Global LGBT Rights

March 5, 2012Topic: The IHRP and York University present: No More Blood: Struggles for Peace and Human Rights in Mexico – a rare chance to hear from Mexican human rights defenders 
on the ground
March 6, 2012

Topic: Book Launch - Reducing Genocide to Law

Speaker: Professor Payam Akhaven, McGill Law School

Fall 2011


Speaker and Topic

September 26, 2011



Topic: “Current Regulatory Developments in Relation to Private Military and Security Contractors: Moving Beyond Voluntary Codes of Conduct”

Speaker: Sorcha MacLeod, Lecturer, University of Sheffield School of Law

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October 18, 2011

Topic: Cambodian Genocide Symposium and Exhibition Launch

Keynote Speaker: Robert Petit

Read coverage of this event here

October 19, 2011

Topic: Film Screening of the “The Reckoning,” a movie about the International Criminal Court, followed by a panel discussion

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October 31, 2011

Topic: Human Rights in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: A View from the Ground

Speaker: Bill Van Esveld, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch

November 14, 2011

Topic: A Conversation with Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the Hague

Read Andrew Max's (2L) interview with the Prosecutor here.
Learn more here (pdf)
November 14, 2011

Topic: Free Public Film Screening of Prosecutor

Speakers: Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Stephen Lewis, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University and Co-Director of AIDS-Free World

Learn more here (pdf)
Read more about this event and view photos here.
Read coverage related to the Prosecutor's visit to Toronto here.

November 22, 2011

Topic: “From Rhetoric to Reality - How Classifying Rape as a Weapon of War can Translate into Enhanced Accountability and Real Benefits for Survivors”

Speaker: Julaine Eberhard, Global Justice Centre

Winter 2011


Speaker and Topic

January 24, 2011

Topic: The Equality Effect Panel Discussion - “The Legal Protection of Kenyan Girls from Rape: A Comparative Analysis of the Relevant Canadian and Kenyan Constitutional Provisions”

Speakers: Mary Eberts, Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

Christine Kung'u, human rights lawyer from Nairobi, Kenya, former Project Coordinator and Legal Officer at WRAP (Women's Rights Assistance Program)

Fiona Sampson, Executive Director of The Equality Effect

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January 26, 2011

Topic: The collapse of the formal legal system during the Liberian Civil War (1980-2003)

Speaker: Jim Dube, Partner Emeritus, Blake, Cassels, Graydon LLP, Legal Consultant for the UN Security Council Panel of Experts on Liberia

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February 9, 2011

Topic: Is it Wrong or Illegal? Situating the Gaza Blockade between International Law and the UN Response

Speaker: Noura Erakat

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February 15, 2011

Topic: The Rule of Law, Development and Human Rights in Haiti: One Year after the Earthquake

Speakers: Pascal Paradis, Executive Director, Lawyers Without Borders

Danielle Saada. Former Head of Justice Section with the UN in Haiti

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March 4-5, 2011

Topic: Canadian Centre for International Justice and the IHRP Present a Training Session on Accountability for Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and Torture

See the flyer for the course and the program outlining the panels and speakers. 

March 4, 2011Topic: Symposium: Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses Committed Abroad

View the detailed program here
March 15, 2011

Topic: Intimate Chat with Colombian Human Rights Defender: Jomary Ortegón Osorio 

Speaker: Jomary Ortegón Osorio, José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers' Collective

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Fall 2010


Speaker and Topic

September 15, 2010

Topic: ‘The International Movement for Enforceable Human Rights”

Speaker: Kirk Boyd, Executive Director, 2048 Project, Berkeley School of Law

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September 29, 2010

Topic: US Counterterrorism Policies and Practices

Speaker: Andrea Prasow, Senior Counsel, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program, Human Rights Watch (Washington)

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October 13, 2010

Topic: Reproductive Rights in Asia

Speaker: Melissa Upreti, Senior Regional Manager and Legal Adviser for Asia, Centre for Reproductive Rights (New York)

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November 11, 2010

Topic:The International Criminal Court (ICC)

Speaker: Jennifer Khurana, External Relations Advisory to President of the International Criminal Court (2003-2009)

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November 19, 2010

Conference:The UN 1267 List – Considering the Sanctions Imposed on Alleged Terrorists from a Rights Perspective

Keynote Speaker: Judge Kimberly Prost, Ombudsperson to Assist the Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee

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DateSpeaker and Topic

September 17, 2009

Topic: “Charles Taylor on Trial"

Speaker: Sidney Thompson, Special Court for Sierra Leone

September 21, 2009

Topic: “Creative Justice: Shell and the Ogoni in Niger Delta”

Speaker: Ken Wiwa

October 5, 2009

Topic: "The Dictionary of Homophobia"

Speakers: Louis-Georges Tin and Nino Mladenovic

October 22, 2009

Topic: “Seeking Justice for Srebrenica and Zepa”

Speaker: Lada Soljan

February 2, 2010

Topic: “Building Democracy in Iran: Towards a New Middle-East”

Speaker: Dr. Payam Akhavan

March 4, 2010

Topic: “Two Steps Forward, One Look Back: Reflections on, and Recent Developments in, the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons”

Speaker: Erin Mooney

March 18, 2010


Topic: "Why Culture Matters in International Institutions: The Marginality of Human Rights at the World Bank"

Speaker: Galit Sarfaty, University of Pennsylvania



DateSpeaker and Topic

September 12, 2008

Topic: "Torture Team: Lawyers and Responsibility for International Crimes"

Speaker: Philippe Sands

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September 18, 2008

Topic: "Legal Empowerment of the Poor: An integrated human rights and markets approach to poverty reduction"

Speaker: Naresh Singh, Executive Director of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor

September 25, 2008

Topics: Reports from the front line: human trafficking, human rights abuses in Burma, South African land rights, refugees in Thailand

Speakers: Four 2008 IHRP summer interns

October 28, 2008

Topic: From Olive Groves to Courtrooms: Redressing Israel's Settlement Policies in Canadian Courts 
Speakers: Maysa Zorob, Dylan Smith and John Reynolds from the Legal Research and Advocacy Unit, Al Haq

Mark Arnold, Lawyer Representing the Palestinian Village of Bil’in

January 7, 2009

Speaker: Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
January 15, 2009

Topic: "Attainments, Eclipses, and Disciplinary Renewal in International Human Rights Law: A Critical Overview"

Speaker: Obiora Okafor, PhD, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

February 12, 2009

Topic: “Rights-Based Organizations for Social Justice and Development: Legitimacy and Sustainability”

Speaker: James Ron, Professor, Carleton University


DateSpeaker and Topic
September 19, 2007

Speaker: Paul Hunt, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

Event held jointly with the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law and Health Programs

September 28, 2007

Speaker: Bahame Tom Nyanduga, Commissioner, African Human Rights Commission, UN Special Rapporteur on Refugees

October 11, 2007

Speaker: Richard Dicker, Director of International Justice, Human Rights Watch

October 18, 2007Speaker: Mark Leger, CBC journalist and trainer, Journalists for Human Rights
January 17, 2008

Topic: "Troops-In-Contact: Afghan Civilian Casualties and NATO Airstrikes 2006-2007"

Speaker: Marc Garlasco, Senior Military Advisor, Human Rights Watch

February 7, 2008

Speaker: Rotem Giladi, Former Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross (Jerusalem)

February 28, 2008

Speaker: Joanna Quinn, Assistant Professor and Co-chair of the Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict Research Group, University of Western Ontario



DateSpeaker and Topic

September 28, 2006

Topic: First Prosecutions at the International Criminal Court

Speaker: William Schabas

October 6, 2006

Topic: HIV/AIDS and Public Health

Speaker: Ed Richards

Event held jointly witj the Health Law Group

October 12, 2006

Topic: Canada's Obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Speaker: Sara Austin, World Vision

October 24, 2006

Topic: Rights and Democracy

Speakers: Gabriel Shumba and Marily Tudor

November 14, 2006Speaker: Betty Makoni, Zimbabwe Girl Child Network
November 29, 2006

Topic: HRW Young Advocates and the IHRP Present: End Abuses, Expand Access, Eliminate AIDS panel

Speakers: Joe Amon (Human Rights Watch)

Alana Klein (Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network)

Dr. Philip Berger (St. Michael's Hospital)

Believe Dhliwayo (Refugee and Activist)

December 1, 2006

Topic: Grandmothers: the Unsung Heroes of Africa

Speaker: Alexis MacDonald, Stephen Lewis Foundation

January 16, 2007Speaker: Hania Mufti, London Director for the Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch
January 18, 2007

Topic: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Promotion of Human Rights

Speaker: Cynthia Williams

February 15, 2007Speaker: Scott Fairweather, President and CEO of The Canadian Landmine Foundation, Director of Adopt-A-Minefield Canada
February 27, 2007Speaker: Ambassador Paul Meyer, Canada's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament
March 16, 2007Speaker: Lawrence Douglas, Professor of Law, Amherst College






October 7, 2004

Dr. Norman Epstein

Canadians Against Slavery and Torture in Sudan (CASTS)

Stopping Genocide in Darfur: What is Canada’s Role?

October 21, 2004

Greg Fox

The Occupation of Iraq

JD/MAIR Speaker Series co-sponsored by the IHRP

October 22, 2004

Derek Baxter

Holding Corporations Accountable: The case of Coca-Cola in Colombia

November 23, 2004

Guillermo Chen Morales

Guatemala: New Hope

20 Years after the Genocide

November 29, 2004

The Int’l Relations Society,

The Stop the Trafficking Coalition and

The IHRP Working Group on Global Anti-Trafficking

Panel Discussion on:

Trafficking in Women and Children:

Breaking the Silence in Canada

December 1, 2004

Rights and Democracy public speaking event

Crimes Against Women During the Rwandan Genocide:

Prospects of Justice for Women Survivors

Co-sponsored by the IHRP

December 2, 2004

Efraim Chalamish

Credibility of Int’l legal Institutions – Israel and the Case of the Defense Wall

JD/MAIR Speaker Series co-sponsored by the IHRP

December 3, 2004

Dr. Sein Win


A conversation with the exiled Prime Minister of Burma.

January 13, 2005

Gerry Caplan and Noah Novogrodsky

A Roundtable Discussion

Rwanda Then and Now: 10 Years after the Genocide

January 27, 2005

Marion Boyd


Sharia and the Law

Held by the IHRP Sharia Law Working Group

March 10, 2005

Michael Marrus, Houshang Bouzari, and Kartick Kumar

Panel Discussion

Documenting Human Rights Abuses – Lessons from Iran, Cambodia, and the Holocaust

March 24, 2005

Rachel Kiddell-Monroe

Uncommon Liaisons: A Story of Humanitarian meets Corporation

March 28, 2005

IHRP, et al sponsor

Dr. Jael Silliman

Lecture and Discussion:

Undivided Rights: Women of Colour Organize for Reproductive Justice

April 6, 2005

Stephen Lewis



Date Speaker and Topic
September 18, 2003Xuequin Jiang, Labour Activist"The New Chinese Kleptocracy- Human Rights, Political Reform and the Chinese Economy"
September 25, 2003Ken Wiwa and Tim Knight, Journalists"Witnessing and Reporting Human Rights Abuses: the Limits and Possibilities of Journalism"
October 9, 2003Darryl Robinson, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

"Between Principles and Power: The New International Criminal Court and the Challenges Ahead"

Co-sponsored by 2003-04 DJ/MAIR Speakers Series

October 21, 2003Dan Yakir, Executive Director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)"Human Rights Litigation in Israeli Courts"
October 23, 2003Alda Facio, Dame Nita Barrow Distinguished Visitor at OISE

"On Becoming Human- Women's Human Rights in the U.N."

Co-sponsored by the Law & Feminism Workshop

October 30, 2003John Ryle and Jok Madut Jok"Abduction, Slavery & the Search for Peace in Sudan"
November 20, 2003Martin Komakech"The Forgotten Crisis: The Current Human Rights Situation in Uganda"
November 21, 2003Jonathan Michael Berger

"The Price of Life: A Legal Challenge to the Cost of Antiretroviral Therapies in South Africa"

Co-sponsored by the International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty

December 5, 2003JD/MAIR Speaker Series"The 2003 John Humphrey Award Laureates: Angelica Mendoza de Ascarza (Peru) & Kimy Pernia Domico (Columbia)"
January 15, 2004Kathryn Howarth, 2004 Graham Fellow"The Special Court for Sierra Leone: Initial Challenges and Future Prospects"
January 28, 2004Rosemary McCarney, Executive Director of Street Kids International

"Child Labour Issues and Children's Rights to Work"

Held by the Children's Rights Working Group

February 5, 2004Caroline Davidson, 2004 Graham Fellow"Guilty Pleas and International Criminal Trials"
February 13, 2004Youk Chhang, Executive Director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia

"Searching for the Truth: Preserving Memories and Obtaining Justice from the Khmer Rouge Era"

Co-sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Cambodian Genocide Group

February 26, 2004Dai Qing, Environmentalist, Journalist and Author"Human Rights Abuses and the Three Gorges Dam"
March 11, 2004John Hagan, Professor"Discussion of book: Justice in the Balkans"
March 25, 2004Myriam Gilles, Associate Professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York

"Perspectives and Predictions on Hamdi and Padilla"

IHRP and Constitutional Round Table

March 29, 2004David Matas and Joel Chipkar"Legal Remedies to Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong"


Date Speaker and Topic
September 26, 2002Zarizana Abdul Aziz, Salbiah Ahmad & Honey Tam of the Women's Centre for Change in Penang, Malaysia"Women's Rights Under Islamic Law"
October 23, 2002Cheryl Milne, Justice for Children and Youth"The International Community is Watching: Do Canadian Courts Care? Incorporating international human rights norms in Canadian cases involving children"
November 1, 2002Dr. Urs Cipolat, University of California, Berkeley"Preventing Torture: The Long Odyssey of the Optional Protocol to the UN Torture Convention"
November 20, 2002Professor Jutta Brunnée, Gray Taylor of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg and Albert Koehl, Sierra Legal Defence Fund

"A Discussion of the Kyoto Accord"

Co-sponsored by MAPIL

November 14, 2002Paul Copeland, Toronto attorney and activist"Careers in International Human Rights: Lawyering for human rights in Burma"
November 14, 2002Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Israeli lawyer"Careers in International Human Rights: transnational human rights litigation in the United States and Israel"
November 19, 2002Professor Audrey Macklin & Dr. Penelope Simons, Faculty of Law University of Toronto

"The Governance Gap: Human Rights Obligations of Transnational Corporations Operating in Conflict Zones"

Co-sponsored by the J.D./MAIR program

November 21, 2002Abdul Tejan-Cole, Sierra Leone lawyer and Valerie Oosterveld, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade"The Sierra Leone Special Court"
November 28, 2002Simon Archer and Grahame Russell, Rights Action"Chixoy Dam Reparations Campaign: Holding the World Bank & Inter-American Development Bank Accountable"
December 4, 20022002 John Humphrey Freedom Award Winner Ayesha Imam, BAOBOB"Women's Rights and Conservative Sharia Law in Nigeria"