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Conference “Lawyers Without Borders Belgium-Lawyers Without Borders Canada: Decades of Fighting for Human Rights”

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Lawyers Without Borders Canada and Lawyers Without Borders Belgium celebrate their anniversaries together! Come and listen to the executive directors of both organizations share their respective experiences in human rights advocacy, from their beginnings to the current challenges of international cooperation. The impact of shrinking democratic spaces on the missions of human rights organizations and the place of the next generation in their projects will also be discussed.

Speakers: 

  • Chantal Van Cutsem, Lawyers Without Borders Belgium executive director
  • Pascal Paradis, Lawyers Without Borders Canada executive director
  • Mathilde Doucet, PhD sutdent, Faculty of Law, Université Laval and intern at LWBC
  • Virginie Lefèbvre, research professional in charge of the Clinique de droit international pénal et humanitaire
  • Florian Manuch, PhD sutdent, Faculty of Law, Université Laval

Organized in collaboration with: 

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Room 2419, Charles-De Koninck Building

For information
cdiph.admin@fd.ulaval.ca

Registration Required – Registration Form

Registration for Lawyers Without Borders Canada’s Annual Forum is now open

By | Communiqués de presse, News, Upcoming Events

9 November 2018 –The Annual Forum of Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC), whose theme this year is “Human Rights, economic activities and indigenous peoples, comparative perspective” will take place on 22 November 2018, at the Québec Augustinian Monastery. Open to law practitioners as well as students, LWBC’s Annual Forum represents an exceptional opportunity to actively take part in high level exchanges on very important and topical issues. The six-hour training offered by LWBC is recognized by the Quebec Bar and allows to understand, exchange and network with agents of change working all around the globe on issues related to human rights, economic law and indigenous law. Further, LWBC’s General Assembly, which is open to anyone interested in learning about the organization, will take place from 12:15 to 1:45 pm. The day will end with a cocktail reception which will highlight those who, in Canada, use law as an instrument for change and world development.

The Canadian Partnership for International Justice, the Canada Research Chair on International Criminal Justice and Human Rights and the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic are proud to be diffusion partners for this event which promises to be fascinating. It is possible to register until the 16th of November, and students enjoy a reduced fare of 40$ for the day upon presentation of their student card. The Canadian Partnership for International justice, through Lawyers Without Borders Canada, will allow a few students residing outside Quebec City to travel to the Augustinian Monastery Museum at reduced fees.

The full program of the event and registration procedures can be accessed online here.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Partnership, Clinic and Chair teams

 

N.B. The event will be in French.