21 February: Reflections on rights: James Anaya speaks on Indigenous Peoples and human rights

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February 13, 2018

The Ontario Human Rights Commission, in collaboration with Indigenous knowledge keepers, academics and organizations, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law invite you to join us for this special event featuring guest speaker James Anaya. Mr. Anaya, Dean of the University of Colorado Law School, is the former U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and an international human rights lawyer.

Topics for reflection include:

  • What are Indigenous perspectives of human rights?

  • What might Indigenous world views, constitutions and laws contribute to the ongoing evolution of human rights?

  • How can federal and provincial statutory human rights institutions, including commissions, tribunals and legal service organizations, adapt their processes to better advance Indigenous Peoples’ human rights? What, if any, amendments would be required to existing human rights legislation to ensure Indigenous Peoples’ human rights are better protected?

  • What are the most effective ways to implement the broad range of human rights set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) at the federal and provincial levels? What legal or policy considerations should be addressed?

This is a FREE public event.

Space is available on a first-come-first-served basis

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Event Information:

When: Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Jackman Law Building, U of T Faculty of Law, 78 Queens Park, Moot Court Room, J250, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5