In the News

We believe in speaking up and speaking out for the advocacy of human rights and are proud to be part of a continuing public discussion on mobilizing social action against unfair laws and conditions in Canadian society. Our work has been discussed in various Canadian news media, a selection of which is listed below.

Dissent in Democracy

- Panelist (Ottawa, Ottawa Peace Assembly, September 28, 2011)

Public Safety Minister’s ruling inadequate judge rules

, (The Globe and Mail, March 7, 2010)

The Political Use of the Law

, (Five O’Clock Train Radio Interview, CHUO – University of Ottawa, August 27, 2009)

Exiled Canadian Back in Montreal Courtroom

, National Post, July 7, 2009

Update on Abdelrazik Case

(CKUT Radio, Montreal Interview with Samaa Eliby. April 26, 2009)

Connecting with Social Struggles for Justice

in University of Ottawa Common Law Bulletin (Spring/ Summer 2009)

Canadian Citizen Denied Entry to Canada

(Rabble.ca radio interview, April 6, 2009)

Refugee Workers Face Barriers, Hearing Told

, (Globe and Mail, September 27, 2008)

Standing up to State Intimidation and Criminalization

- Panelist (Montreal, People’s Commission, September 15, 2010)

Panhandlers consider lawsuit to get fence down

, (The Ottawa Citizen, February 2, 2008)

Faire tomber la cloture a Ottawa

, homesless.org, (February 4, 2008)

CKUT Interview by Mostafa Henaway with Yavar Hameed

re: Introduction Bill C-3 to Modify the Security Certificate provisions under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (October 23, 2007)

Myles Gough

, “Islamophobia Brought to the Table” the Charlatan (October 11, 2007)

CBC Interview by David

Gray with Yavar Hameed: “Afghan Detainees Allegedly Abused Now Missing” (March 2, 2007)

Gordie Wornoff

, “Non Status Quo” The Dominion on Line, Issue no. 35 (March 23, 2006)

CKUT (McGill University Radio)

Interview with Yavar Hameed and Rocco Galatti on the Arrest of Terrorist suspect Momin Khawaja and the role of CSIS (March 2004)

Whose Security? Our Security!

Panelist, People’s Commission Network Forum (Montreal, Concordia University, February 5, 2011)

The Legacy of Canadian Imperialism and Mobility Rights of Canadian Subjects

– paper presented to the Law Union of Ontario (Toronto, February 27, 2010)

Presentation to the Unofficial Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on United Nations

(East Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, February 3, 2010)

De Montréal à Bil’in

: Discussant, Panel Discussion for Fundraising Event in Support of the Case of the Palestinian Village of Bil’in against Green Park and Green Mount International Inc. (Montreal, November 27, 2009)

Keeping Threats Out?

Presentation on National Security Issues to the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs (Ottawa, November 17, 2009)

National Security on Trial: Abdelrazik’s Lawyer Speaks Out

McGill University, Faculty of Law (Montreal, November 11, 2009)

Know Your Rights (Re: Police and Public Demonstrations)

– Presenter, Organizing for Justice Conference, Common Cause, Ontario Public Interest Research Group, Socialist Project (Ottawa, October 17, 2009)

Know Your Rights (Re: National Security and Public Demonstrations)

– Presenter, Anarchy Week, Organized by Exile Info Book Shop (Ottawa, October 7, 2009)

My Summer Vacation Under Occupation

Discussant, Panel Discussion Organized by Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) – Reflections on life in the Occupied Territories, Palestine (Carleton University, Ottawa, October 5, 2009)

Abdelrazik v. Canada: Or How to Promote Two-Tier Canadian Citizenship for $800,000 or More

Presentation to the Nathanson Centre for Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security at Osgoode Hall Law School, (Toronto, October 14, 2009)

Canada, Human Rights and State Security: Comments on Abdelrazik, Harkat and Other Cases

Presentation to Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) Human Rights Breakfast Seminar, (National Arts Centre, Ottawa - October 15, 2009)

We All Have a Right to the Truth

Discussant, Panel Discussion on Canadian Complicity in Torture Abroad Sponsored by Octopus Books (Glebe Community Centre, Ottawa – August 26, 2009)

Deportation to torture: Past, Present and Future

– Discussant, Panel Discussion organized by Coalition for Equal Treatment of Canadians Detained Abroad. (National Press Club – Ottawa, April 25, 2009)

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