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

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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 costs)

1.5 hours of Substantive CPD credits (Ontario and British Columbia)

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2020 is the 70th Anniversary of UN Human rights Day and the 75th anniversary of the United Nations

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada is marking the day with a webinar for lawyers, law students and others explaining the UN human rights system.


  • Marcia Kran, member of the UN Human Rights Committee
  • Catherine Morris, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Executive Director
  • Harini Sivalingum, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Board Member
  • Other speakers may be confirmed.

Learn about UN Treaty Bodies and the UN Human Rights Council. What do they do? Who are their members? How do people advocate in these bodies?

Who should attend? Lawyers, law students and others wishing to learn more about the UN human rights system.

This webinar is the inaugural event in a series on UN and regional human rights treaties and mechanisms. Subsequent events will feature UN human rights treaties such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the International Convention on Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), the Convention Against Torture (CAT), the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples , the Inter-American human rights system and other topics.

Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is a committee of Canadian lawyers and other human rights defenders who work for the protection of human rights advocates in danger around the world. LRWC also promotes the implementation of international human rights standards for protection of the independence and integrity of legal systems.

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