International Human Rights Law Conference

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The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair International Human Rights Law Conference will be held on February 26 at the College of Law. The Keynote Speaker is The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Other presenters include:

  • Alex Neve, CEO, Amnesty International – “Canada and Human Rights: National and International Challenges and Opportunities”
  • Marvin M. Bernstein, Chief Policy Advisor, UNICEF Canada – “Canada and Child Well-Being: Stuck in the Middle”
  • Anderson Joyce, CUSO International – “Human Rights and the Law from a Myanmar Perspective”
  • Sonja D. Kerr, National Director of Impact Litigation, Cuddy Law Firm – “Human Rights and Special Education Law in the United States”
  • Anne-Marie Cotter, Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan – “Disability Law and Employment: the Social Security Administration”
  • Anthony Moore, Barrister – “From Rome to Byzantium: Impact of the Mediterranean migrant crisis on refugee law and human rights in Europe”
  • Josephine Ross, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law – “Exercising Constitutional Rights Can Be Dangerous: The U.S. Crisis in Policing”
  • Oonagh Fitzgerald, Director, International Law Research Program, Centre for International Governance Innovation – “Human Rights and the Rule of Law”
  • Professor Peter Stoett, Director Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, Provost Fellow for Sustainability, Professor of Political Science/International Relations, Concordia University – “Transnational Environmental Crime Prevention and Global Justice”

The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair was established in 1989 under an agreement between the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan. The chair was renamed the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair in 2014 in honour of H. Robert (Bob) Arscott, F.C.A., who served as secretary of the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan from 1973 until his retirement in 2013. Income from the endowment for the chair is used to remunerate its holder, the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Professor, and to support teaching and research at the graduate and undergraduate level at the college.

Source: University of Saskatchewan College of Law

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