Following on John Packer's note from May 1st (see below), we wanted to propose a time for the CAHRI annual meeting on June 16th. You will receive an invitation for a one hour meeting at 2pm EST and the session will take place in our offices, Fauteux Hall room 559. We will also offer the possibility to join virtually through zoom, if travelling is not an option at this time. We know that some of you are coming to Ottawa to participate in the gathering to mark the 40th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedom (June 16-17) we are organizing and we look forward to seeing you. I have added the draft programs for the main events for your information. More details will be posted on our website shortly. In terms of an agenda, please feel free to send suggestions for our meeting. Should you be unable to participate, please share this invitation with a colleague who may attend in your institution's behalf. Best wishes,
Viviana A. Fernandez Directrice adjointe / Assistant Director Centre de recherche et d'enseignement sur les droits de la personne / Human Rights Research and Education Centre Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa Twitter: @vafi1217 Fêtons le 40e anniversaire du CREDPhttps://cdp-hrc.uottawa.ca/en/CREDP40HRREC / Celebrate the 40th anniversary of HRREChttps://cdp-hrc.uottawa.ca/fr/CREDP40HRREC
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________________________________ From: Frederick John Packer <John.Packer@uottawa.camailto:John.Packer@uottawa.ca> Sent: Sunday, May 1, 2022 12:05 PM To: Shayna Plaut <Shayna.Plaut@umanitoba.camailto:Shayna.Plaut@umanitoba.ca>; Shannonbrooke Murphy <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org>; Barrett, Nicole <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org>; Kyle Matthews <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org>; Nandini Ramanujam, Prof. <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org>; Barnali Choudhury <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org>; Mona Paré <Mona.Pare@uottawa.camailto:Mona.Pare@uottawa.ca>; Virginia Caputo <VirginiaCaputo@Cunet.Carleton.Camailto:VirginiaCaputo@Cunet.Carleton.Ca>; email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org <Fannie.Lafontaine@fd.ulaval.camailto:Fannie.Lafontaine@fd.ulaval.ca>; email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org>; Stephanie Scott <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org>; Anna Purkey <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Viviana Fernandez <Viviana.Fernandez@uottawa.camailto:Viviana.Fernandez@uottawa.ca> Subject: CAHRI annual meeting, CYHR and "Our Charter - Our Rights" gathering 16-17 June uOttawa - three questions
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Dear CAHRI member representatives/supporters,
Happy May Day - at last! (I shouldn't jinx things, but it's finally a beautiful spring day at least in Ottawa... despite snowing again LAST WEEK!)
I hope you are well and have survived (or are near to completing tasks arising from) the academic year - a second COVID-affected one with many challenges.
I am addressing you with regard to a few matters as follows:
First, we should have an Annual Meeting to catch-up, exchange views and perhaps decide one or two things. I am taking the liberty of suggesting we meet on Thursday 16 June. We/HRREC would happily arrange and host the meeting.
Second, one important subject is to make progress with the Canadian Yearbook of Human Rights (CYHR). For various reasons, it has been a struggle to get it done during the pandemic... but I am pleased to say the third issue is very near to publication (and includes a Special Section on COVID, guest edited by Alex Neve, and another Special Section profiling a handful of Canadian human rights advocates... of whom too little is known or as examples of careers). The immediate need now is to take steps for the next issue (2022-2023). We/HRREC are prepared to offer a modest honorarium for a Managing Editor and we will continue to cover production costs. The previously expressed hope is that CAHRI member entities would each nominate someone for the Editorial Board and that CAHRI would take up the publication as a more fully cooperative endeavour. We are aware that, previously, a few of you did respond positively and even identified a representative for an intended CYHR Editorial Board, but most did not respond. The time seems good to complete this task and move the initiative forward if there is sufficient interest.
Third, on 16-17 June we/HRREC are hosting at uOttawa Faculty of Law a youth-oriented gathering around the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, There will be parallel sessions on Thursday 16 June and a larger plenary and public day on Friday 17 June. There are some associated initiatives - including political cartoon and photo-journalism competitions with which we're working with various partners and intend an online and physical exhibition. For the parallel meetings on 16 June, we will have one group of Law students and Human Rights students from across Canada, while students of journalism will be meeting in parallel as well as a group of our own "alumni". Friday, 17 June, will include representatives of government, implementing institutions, some who contributed to elaboration of the Charter 40 years ago, and a panel looking ahead at gaps and contemporary pressing issues. As we are hosting this gathering, we would be pleased to include a representative from each CAHRI member for whom we would cover the costs in Ottawa; there is no fee, so it is only transportation costs which we are not covering. If enough CAHRI members would be represented, then we could hold CAHRI's Annual Meeting bi-modally (some in-person and others joining online).
Do please let us know the following:
1. Does your centre/institute/programme support holding the CAHRI Annual Meeting on Thursday, 16 June? 2. Does your centre/institute/programme wish to name a representative to the CYHR Editorial Board and, if so, whom? 3. Does your centre/institute/programme wish to send someone to attend our gathering in Ottawa on 16-17 June "Our Charter - Our Rights"? [If so, we will provide all relevant follow-up information.]
Thanks for your attention, consideration and response.
Prof. John Packer
Professeur Neuberger-Jesin sur la résolution de conflits internationaux
Neuberger-Jesin Professor of International Conflict Resolution
Faculté de droit | Faculty of Law
Directeur | Centre de recherche et d'enseignement sur les droits de la personne (CREDP)
Director | Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC)
Université d'Ottawa | University of Ottawa
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