6 October 2014 - 9:00am to 7 October 2014 - 4:00pm

Montréal (Québec)

Across the globe, we stand at a critical juncture in the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) human rights. The continuing struggle for LGBTQ human rights is evident from controversy surrounding the Sochi 2014 Olympics in Russia, to the laws in a number of countries that criminalize the lives of LGBTQ people. But while there have been struggles and setbacks, there have also been extraordinary accomplishments, such as the introduction of same-sex marriage in several countries. We are witnessing a watershed moment in the history of global LGBTQ human rights.

This two-day international seminar led by established and emerging global thinkers will be a dynamic, interdisciplinary, comparative discussion of the contemporary global LGBTQ human rights movement. We are happy to welcome Ms. Joke Swiebel, member of the European Parliament (1999-2004) and former president of the LGBT Intergroup, as one of our keynote speakers.

This seminar is being organized in collaboration with the Centre Jacques Cartier and will be part of the Entretiens Jacques Cartier 2014

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Louise Charron

She brings a genuine desire to share a wealth of experience drawn from her outstanding career in law spent in private practice and judgeship in Ontario, Nunavut, and at the Supreme Court of Canada

2014 Mentors

Kyle Kirkup

The human rights and dignity of LGBT individuals cannot be addressed by family law alone. Kyle Kirkup wonders whether it is possible to achieve equality for LGBT community members in the domain of criminal law.

2013 Scholars

Robert Leckey

Robert Leckey teaches constitutional law and family law. His ongoing research includes the regulation of adult conjugality, relations between parents and children, and the relationship between public and private regulation of intimacy.

2003 Scholars

Nehraz Mahmud

She is focusing on the barriers to women's rights to property in Bangladesh.

2012 Scholars

Danielle Peers

Danielle is assessing how the perceptions held by Canadians influence the rights and opportunities of disabled citizens

2011 Scholars

Jake Pyne

Jake is seeking to establish innovative ways to accompany the parents, caregivers, and health providers of transgender youth during their gender transition.

2014 Scholars

Morris Rosenberg

2005 mentor, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation (2014 to 2018)

2005 Mentors

Rosemary Thompson

An exceptional communicator, Rosemary Thompson has been one of Canada’s best known journalists, covering some of the biggest stories of this generation as a correspondent for CTV and CBC.

2013 Mentors