International Human Rights Day: An overview of the UN Human Rights System | Webinar on 10 December 2020

Coming up on 10 December! There is still time to register! 1.5 hours of CPD credits available for BC and Ontario lawyers Pre-Register Here Organized and hosted by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada 12:30-2:00 pm Pacific | 3:30-5:00 pm Eastern) Free of charge (donations welcomed to cover … [Read more...]

Transferring to Torture: Canada Human Rights and Detainees | Michael Byer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-fezviKVpo Michael Byers examines whether the transfer of people captured in Afghanistan by the Canadian Armed Forces to Afghan authorities violated international law including the Geneva Conventions, the Convention against Torture and the Rome Statute. Michael … [Read more...]

Claire L’Heureux-Dubé – The Development of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Full Text (.doc) Mme Claire L'Heureux-Dubé traces the development of international human rights law from foundation of the United Nations to the creation of major human rights instruments and their incorporation into domestic legal systems throughout the world. Mme L'Heureux-Dubé, retired … [Read more...]

The Psychology of National Security – Robert Diab | Video

The Psychology of National Security: Refuting Claims that Human Rights are Incompatible with Effective Counter-terrorism Measures Part I Part II … [Read more...]

Gwen Brodsky – Day of Dissent | 7 December 2012

Gwen Brodsky of the Native Women's Association of Canada speaks at Day of Dissent, an event to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, held on December 7, 2012 at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, B.C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxndyKWqO-g … [Read more...]

Matt Eisenbrandt – Day of Dissent | 7 December 2012

Matt Eisenbrandt of the Canadian Centre for International Justice speaks at Day of Dissent, an event to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, held on December 7, 2012 at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, B.C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18TervpyAc8 … [Read more...]

Pearl Eliadis – Day of Dissent | 7 December 2012

Pearl Eliadis of Voices-Voix speaks at Day of Dissent, an event to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, held on December 7, 2012 at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, B.C. Pearl is introduced by Gail Davidson of Lawyers Rights Watch … [Read more...]

Dennis Edney: Rule of Law in an Age of Terror | Video

  In this talk given at UBC on Sept. 15 2011, Dennis Edney, who was Omar Khadr's Lawyer for eight years, talks about the "War on Terror," his visits to Guantanamo to see Omar where witnessed the continued building of that illegal prison, and his frustration with the Canadian public's apathy … [Read more...]

Spain: Judge Baltasar Garzón: On Combating Impunity | Podcast

This is a recording of a talk by Judge Baltasar Garzón delivered on June 3rd 2011 in Geneva as part of an event on “Combating Impunity: The role of judges and lawyers.” As a judge of Spain’s Audiencia Nacional – —Judge Garzón has approved investigations and prosecutions of many controversial … [Read more...]

Paul Copeland – Criminal Violations, Civil Liberty, Professional Misconduct

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt1Cv9FBc_o&list=PL24B83D0BFC03134E&index=1 Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8YGVzgd7_o&list=PL24B83D0BFC03134E&index=2 Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2B-ntLDUT8&index=3&list=PL24B83D0BFC03134E … [Read more...]