A Word from the Organizing Committee

University of Ottawa’s vision embodies the values ​​of Canada. We believe in the democratic power of well-informed citizens to make thoughtful and intelligent choices. This international colloquium on “The Inter-American Human Rights System: Canada’s role in the protection of Human Rights” provides a favorable opportunity to reflect on how we will improve human rights protection, enhance the performance of democracy and expand the rule of law at the continental level.

The Faculty and Executive Committee

The project was first led by former Dean for the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, and now Member of Provincial Parliament Ottawa-Vanier Nathalie Des Rosiers (Applicant), but is now led by Interim Dean François Larocque for the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section and Professor Nelson Arturo Ovalle Diaz of the University of Ottawa, a former Colombian ombudsman, and lawyer (co-applicant).The project also counts with the contribution of John Paker, Director of the Human Rights Research and Eduction Centre (HRREC) (contributor).  Finally, the executive committee also includes two HRREC members: Pierre-Gilles Bélanger, Ph.D. student (contributor); and  Counsel Jolane Lauzon (contributor), both Counsels at Department of Justice Canada.








The Volunteers who have contributed a significant amount of hours are recognized with a milestone distinction to commemorate their achievements.

Gold Medalist

  • Helene Dragatsi
  • Alana Guy


Silver Medalist

Bronze Medalists

  • Mélanie Harfouche
  • Frédérique Lavoie Albert

The Team is still looking for volunteers! If you are interested in getting involved, please fill the contact form available here.

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