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.

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)

From Prisons to Colonialism: Global Apartheid

– Discussant, Panel Discussion for Prisoner Justice Week (Exile Info Book Shop, Ottawa, March 21, 2009)

Torture, Race and Canada-US Relations

– Discussant, Panel Discussion (Ottawa, February12, 2009)

Resolving Marijuana Prohibition

Discussant, Panel Discussion Organized by NORML Canada (Ottawa Public Library, January 26, 2009)

The Charter, Poverty Rights and the Space Between:  Exploring Social Movements as a Forum for Advanc

Presentation to the 6th Annual Charter Conference of the Ontario Bar Association (Toronto, September 28, 2007)

Rejecting the Special Advocate Model

– Presentation at The Other Arars: When the Exception is the Rule – a panel and community discussion organized by the Coalition for Justice for Adil Charkaoui, Montreal (October 21, 2007)

Deconstructing the Clash of Civilizations

Presentation at Islamophobia: What it is and how to fight it– a panel organized by the International Socialists Club, Carleton University (October 3, 2007)

Beyond 9/11: The Canadian State and a Legacy of Racism

Presentation to the 33rd Annual Conference of the Islamic Society of North America (May 19, 2007)

Submissions to the Ontario Standing Committee on Justice Reviewing the Ontario Human Rights Code (Bi

(August 9, 2006)

Freedom of Repression: A Discussion of Rights of Expression and Association for Diverse Communities

– Conference Organizer with the Assistance of the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) and the Court Challenges Program, Carleton University (November 9, 2006)

Ottawa Perspective on Art and Peace Activism

Panelist for National Peace Symposium Event (Parliament Hill, Ottawa, June 2003)

Peacework under attack:  How to respond to violence directed against Peaceworkers in Palestine?

Panelist for Non-Violent Peaceforce (Carleton University, Ottawa, May 2003)

University of Ottawa Career Forum

– Careers in Public Interest Litigation (Hampton Inn, Ottawa, March 4, 2010)

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