Speakers

Presentations by guest speakers will focus on their experiences before the Inter-American Court; the impact of the decisions of this regional judicial body in their respective national jurisdictions; the problems that persist; the rationale, effectiveness and challenges (financial, political and administrative) encountered by the principal organs of the Organization of American States responsible for the implementation of human rights (the Commission and the Court Inter-American); as well as better models of action taken for the protection and advancement of human rights.

 

Friday


Opening Remarks

  • François Larocque, Dean, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa
  • Jacques Frémont, President of the University of Ottawa and formerly, President of the Quebec Human Rights
    & Youth Rights Commission
  • Margarette May Macaulay, First Vice-President, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

Context of Canada and the Inter-American System of Human Rights

Chair

Theme 1: The Purpose of the Inter-American System of Human Rights: The   Canadian Case

Theme 2: The Purpose of the Existence of a System of Protection of Human Rights

Theme 3: Canadian Ratification of the American Convention on Human Rights


The Possible Place of Canada in the Inter-American System of Human Rights

Saturday 

Round Tables


Round Table 1: The Protection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, and Intersexual (LGBTI) People in the Inter-American System of Human Rights

  • Trilingual moderator: Jolane T. Lauzon, Lawyer Bar of Quebec
  • Rapporteur: Jânia Maria Lopes Saldanha
  • Robert Wintemute, Professor, the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College
  • Douglas Victor Janoff, Senior Policy Advisor, Global Affairs Canada
  • Salvador Herencia Carrasco, Director of the Human Rights Clinic, HRREC. Round 
 
 

 


Round Table 2: Legal Models of Recognition of Aboriginal Rights

  • Trilingual moderator: John Giokas
  • Rapporteur: Nelson Arturo Ovalle Diaz
  • Ghislain Otis, Canada Research Chair in Legal Diversity and Aboriginal Rights, Professor, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa Sébastien Grammond, Professor, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa
  • Sergio Fuenzalida B., Human Rights Coordinator, Universidad Central, Chile
 

Round Table 3: Women’s Rights and The Inter-American System of Human Rights

  • Trilingual moderator: Elise Hansbury, Alternate Professor, Department of Legal Sciences and Acting Director of the International Human Rights Clinic: http://www.ciddhu.uqam.ca
  • Rapporteur: Élise Groulx
  • Lucie Lamarche, Professor, Faculty of Law, UQAM
  • Veronica Martinez-Solarez, Latin-American Program Director of the IOVA: http://www.iovahelp.org
  • Suzanne DUNN, PhD in Law Candidate University of Ottawa, member of the Feminist Alliance for International Action
  • Nathalie DesRosiers, Member of the Provincial Parliament, Ontario
 
 
Suzanne Dunn, PhD in Law Candidate University of Ottawa, member of Feminist Alliance for International Action

Luncheon: Human Rights Challenges in the Inter-American System·

Luncheon: Inter-American Dialogue does not need to be in quotation marks.

Michael Camilleri, Director, Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, “Inter-American Dialogue.”


Round Table 4: National Challenges of the Protection of Human Rights: Inter-American System, National Institutions or Both?

  • Trilingual moderator: Pierre-Gilles Bélanger, member HRREC, U.O.
  • Rapporteur: Salvador Herencia Carrasco
  • Vicente Fernández, Professor, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Juan Cristóbal González Sepúlveda, Instituto de Derechos Humanos, Chile
  • Alvaro Paul, Professor, Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Carolina Loayza, Lawyer and International Public Law Professor, University of Lima

 

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Round Table 5: The Protection of Human Rights of Vulnerable Populations: Inter-American System, National Institutions Both

  • Trilingual moderator: Hélène Dragatsi, Research Facilitator, Office of the Associate Dean, Research & International, Carleton University
  • Rapporteur: Veronica Martinez-Solarez
  • Élise Groulx, Lawyer & Mediator, Doughty Street Chambers & Business Integrity
  • Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International-Canada
  • Iliana Rodríguez Santibáñez, Dean, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México

 


Round Table 6: The Protection of Rights in National and Supranational Jurisdictions: Comparing Best Practices Between the African, European, and Inter-American Systems

  • Trilingual moderator: Nelson Arturo Ovalle Diaz, part-time professor U.O., and a member of the HRREC
  • Rapporteur: Dr Jean-Bosco Iyakaremye.
  • Eduardo Andrés Velandia Canosa, Professor, Universidad Libre, Colombia
  • Jânia Maria Lopes Saldanha, Professor and Assistant Director of the Graduate Studies Program, Faculty of Law, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
  • Pacifique Manirakiza, Professor Common Law section, U.O. • Ricardo Perona, Director of the International Legal Institute of Turin, Italy
 
 
 

Reception Dinner


Sunday

 


Plenary Session

Trilingual Moderators: 

  • Arturo Argente, Dean, Law Faculty, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Toluca campus)
  • Pierre-Gilles Bélanger, member of the HRREC, U.O.

 

 

Luncheon : The Possible Place of Canada in the Inter-American System of Human Rights

  • Main rapporteur: Bernard Duhaime, Professor, Faculty of Law, UQAM Guest speaker: The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development Closing Remarks: John Packer
  • Guest speaker: The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development

 

 

Closing Remarks: John Packer

 

 

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