28 May 2019: The Rule of Law: Is it at Risk? The Role of Courts, Human Rights Commissions & Administrative Bodies in Preserving the Rule of Law
Hotel Bonaventure Montreal, 900 Rue de la Gauchetiere Oest, Montreal, QC H5A 1E4
In countries across the world, the rule of law is under threat. What is Canada’s experience? Have courts and administrative bodies been impacted? Join us for an event hosted by the International Commission of Jurists Canada and the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
As stated by former Chief Justice Beverly McLachlan: “...without administrative tribunals, the rule of law in the modern regulatory state would falter and fail.”
Join human rights advocates, jurists and legal experts as we explore the risks facing Canadian judicial and quasi-judicial bodies and preserving independence and the rule of law.
This afternoon event at Hotel Bonaventure, in Montreal, is on the last day of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals' (CCAT) 35th Annual Symposium: Common Challenges, Diverse Solutions: Administrative Justice in a World of Change. This event will take place on May 28, 2019 from 1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Click here to proceed to the event page for registration.
Marie-Claude Landry, Ad. E., Chief Commissioner of CHRC
The Honourable Justice Elizabeth Corte, former Chief Justice, Court of Québec
Michael Gottheil, Chief of the Commission and Tribunals, Alberta Human Rights Commission
Howard Sapers, International Expert Advisor on Prison Reform, former Federal Correctional Investigator and former Ontario Independent Adviser on Prison Reform.
Charles Murray, New Brunswick Ombud, New Brunswick Ombud’s Office
This event is moderated by Professor Errol P. Mendes, President, International Commission of Jurists-Canada