Irwin Cotler to Speak on Contemporary Anti-Semitism

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McMaster University Library and the Department of Religious Studies are pleased to announce that Irwin Cotler, P.C., O.C., M.P., a constitutional and comparative law scholar and an advocate of human rights, will be speaking at McMaster University

on March 17, (CIBC Hall, McMaster University Student Centre, 7:30-9 p.m.).

On leave as a Professor of Law at McGill University, where he is Director of the Human Rights Programme and Chair of InterAmicus (McGill’s International Human Rights Advocacy Centre), Professor Cotler is currently the MP for Mount Royal in Montreal and a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (December 2003 until January 2006). In Canada Professor Cotler has litigated every section of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. At the international level Professor Cotler has lectured widely at conferences and gatherings, has testified as an expert witness on human rights before parliamentary committees, and has served as Counsel to prisoners of conscience.

The title of Professor Cotler’s lecture at McMaster University is “Perspectives on Contemporary Anti-Semitism: What Have We Learned? What Must We Do?”.