Webinar in celebration of International Human Rights Day

On December 10, the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) will be presenting a webinar in celebration of International Human Rights Day. Expert panellists: Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing and Executive Director, Canada Without Poverty Shelagh Day, Director, Poverty and Human Rights Centre, Chair, Human Rights Committee, Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) and President and Senior Editor, Canadian Human Rights Reporter Philippe Dufresne, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel, House of Commons and Former Senior General Counsel and Director General, Canadian Human Rights Commission.   The panel will explore various questions, including:   -       Do international human rights mechanisms ? such as the UN ? still matter? -       Do Canadians need the protections afforded under the international human rights system? -       Have international standards influenced the development of Canadian law and public policy? -       Which stakeholders have the greatest potential to influence implementation and monitoring? -       Are there significant gaps between domestic human rights protections and the commitments that have been made?   The webinar will also include a demonstration of a new web resource for those interested in Canada?s international human rights commitments.   The webinar will be presented in English only. The event will be transcribed and available in French at a later date. To register, click here: https://chrc-ccdp.adobeconnect.com/ihrcanada/event/registration.html