17 May 2018 - 9:00am to 17 May 2018 - 7:00pm

Montréal, Quebec

Do you work for the defense of human rights in Canada? Within the framework of his fellowship project at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, “Opening up to the Americas in order to protect human rights and committing to reconciliation,” 2017 fellow Bernard Duhaime invites you to a roundtable and official launch cocktail on 17 May 2018 at Université du Québec à Montréal. This event is an opportunity for you to reflect on your accomplishments, issues of concern, and obstacles in your work for the defense of human rights in Canada.

The first in a series of three, the Montréal roundtable will be followed by events in Ottawa and Toronto on 22 and 24 May. Ultimately, Duhaime’s project aims to create communication and cooperation networks between actors working in the field of human rights, and thus enable partner organizations and institutions to share experiences and expertise while coordinating their actions for a better protection of human rights in the Americas.

Consult the Montréal roundtable’s programme and announcement. If you wish to participate in this event, please communicate with soaa@uqam.ca no later than 13 May 2018.

Bernard Duhaime is a 2017 Foundation fellow, a professor of international law at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and a specialist in the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights. He is also a member and the vice-chair of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. Read his full project, consult its website, and follow the project's progress on Facebook and Twitter.

Bernard Duhaime

Professor Bernard Duhaime’s project proposes to create a platform that will allow Canadians to learn from Latin American experiences protecting human rights and promoting reconciliation across nations.

2017 Fellows