3rd Annual National RightsWatch Conference

We are pleased to be a partner with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association to offer the 3rd Annual National RightsWatch Conference.

Register at:


General registration for members of the public $50.00; Students or CCLA Members $20.00.

Friday, Oct 21, 2011

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Lougheed House
707 13th Avenue S.W.,
Calgary, Alberta

The Honorable Supreme Court Justice William Ian Corneil Binnie will be the keynote speaker at the Lougheed House Cocktail Reception.

He will be joined by Mayor Naheed Nenshi.


Saturday, Oct 22, 2011
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Faculty of Law, Murray Fraser Hall, Room 2370
2500 University Drive N.W.,
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

The agenda for Saturday includes:
* Public Order Policing: the Calgary G8, the Vancouver Olympics and the Toronto G20
* Temporary Foreign Workers: Rights and Responsibilities
* Freedom of Speech on Campus: Pridgen v. University of Calgary, and other recent controversies
* Privacy and Police Records: Non-Conviction Disposition Records
* Mental Health Issues in our Prison System

Chair of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Shirish Chotalia, will deliver a speech during the lunch session on Saturday, October 22.

Prominent speakers from academic institutions, law firms, government, and public interest organizations have been invited to participate to get as wide a perspective on conference issues as possible. An additional session reserved for law student bloggers of the CCLA/PBSC Rights Watch blog will be held on Sunday, October 23.

The Rights Watch conference is designed to expose law students, lawyers, and those interested in civil liberties and human rights to important public interest cases and issues and encourage them to think critically about these issues.

Please join us for this conference and show your support for free speech and civil liberties in the province.

The conference is co-presented by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the BC Civil Liberties Association, the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, ProBono Students Canada, the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership, and the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the conference, including:




















and the Aurea Foundation.

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