Civil Society: Dissent, Democracy and the Law

Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 17:30 - 19:00

Conference with Maina Kiai, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Moot Court, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montréal

The Voices-Voix Coalition, the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) and the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill invite you to a conference held by Mr. Mainea Kiai, Special Rapporteur for the United Nations on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. This evening will be presented as part of the Macnaughton Conferences.

Mr. Maina Kiai is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. He began in this function on May 1st 2011, for an initial period of three years.

As an independant expert named by the Council of Human Rights, his role is to order investigatory missions, examine violations to international norms and take note of a situation from within a country. The Special Rapporteur is responsible for cooperating with non-governmental players and to produce reports and declarations which serve as preliminary alerts should conditions related to the right to peaceful assembly and association seem to deteriorate.

The confererence is free and will be given in English.

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