Hi John,
I can endorse this in my individual capacity. I am checking with the principal of St. Paul's but I suspect that we would need approval from the Board of directors to include the institution. Will follow-up shortly. If you want to release this before I hear back, please simply put me in my personal capacity (as Program Director and Assistant Professor of Human Rights). 


Anna Lise Purkey, DCL, LLM, BCL/LLB, Barreau du Quebec
Program Director & Assistant Professor of Human Rights 
St. Paul's University College, at the University of Waterloo

Our College is situated on lands deeply connected to Indigenous peoples who have historically lived, and who currently live, in this territory. These groups include the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize that these lands have always been the source of learning for Indigenous peoples.  As an educational institution, we are committed to respecting the traditional knowledge that Indigenous peoples have derived from these lands and to learning from their experiences on them.


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Subject: [HR-rsch] CAHRI Statement on Russian Aggression against Ukraine

Dear all CAHRI Members,


In this extraordinary moment – when the global rules-based international order is shaken to its core, human rights utterly disregarded, and nuclear war threatened by a Permanent Member of the UN Security Council, I take the liberty to address you hoping for solidarity in issuing the attached joint statement.


We/HRREC-uOttawa believe that the moral and legal basis for our international work is threatened by the actions of Putin/Russia and we cannot sensibly sit silently watching.


I note other important institutions have issued statements.


I believe CAHRI should, too.


I understand some CAHRI Members have policies against issuing any statements or endorsing any.  That can be respected by indicating (by an asterisk) those members that wish to include their names; it is also possible to indicate an individual’s name and affiliation (as in X, Professor and Director of Y).  It would, of course, be preferable simply to issue the statement for the group as a whole.


Given the speed of developments, it would be preferable to issue the statement by close of business on Monday, 28 February (5pm ET).  We could then post it on our websites and also share it with media or others as we deem appropriate.


Thank you for your consideration and response.


I am available for any clarification.




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Prof. John Packer

Professeur Neuberger-Jesin sur la résolution de conflits internationaux

Neuberger-Jesin Professor of International Conflict Resolution

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