Press conference: Human Rights and its challenges in the 21st century

By: CWVHR - Media Release

The Centre for War Victims and Human Rights is organizing a conference on International Protection of Human Rights and its challenges in the 21st century while referring a case study on Sri Lanka .

We will be holding a press conference prior to our General Conference on Friday February 17th 2012 at Hilton Garden Inn, 2648 Steels Avenue East , Brampton (905 595 5151) at 6.30p.m.

This would be an opportunity to meet all our speakers, namely Danilo Reyes from Asian Human Right Commission Hong Kong, Rev. Dr. S.J. Emmanuel, President of the Global Tamil Forum, Ms Deirdre McConnell from United Kingdom representing Tamil Centre for Human Rights, Ali Beydoun who serves as the director and supervisor for the UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic, Prof David Matas, a lawyer in immigration, refugee and international human rights based in Winnipeg, and Theodore Orlin, J.D who is a founder and Director of the Human Rights Advocacy Program (HRAP) an international human rights lawyer.

Every speaker is specialized in areas like International Human Rights Law, Refugee Protection, and International Mechanism to Protect Human Rights. These scholars would give us an opportunity to clarify the issues as we face enormous challenges to protect human Rights in the 21st Century. We will also take up a case study on Sri Lanka and we will search for answers to the failures of International Mechanism in 2009. Even after its failures in Sri Lanka, reports after reports, recommendations over recommendation have not given any satisfactory answers and justice to the people who have lost their loved ones and all belongings including their homes etc.

Truth and reconciliation, Justice and Peace, Accountability and International Interdependence are all for discussion.

Please come and join us for a lively discussion and the Press Conference

For further information, please call 416 300 7026

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