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Civil Society: Dissent, Democracy and the Law – public lecture by UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 17:30
Public Lecture by Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association
Moot Court, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal
The Voices-Voix coalition, the Canadian Council of International Cooperation (CCIC) and the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHLRP) invite you to a public lecture event with Mr. Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. This evening is presented by the Macnaughton bi-annual Lecture.
Mr. Maina Kiai is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. He took up his functions on 1 May 2011, for an initial period of three years. As an independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council, his role is to conduct fact-finding missions, examine allegations of violations of international standards, and report back on a country situation. The Special Rapporteur is also tasked with engaging with non-state actors, and produces reports and statements which serve as early warnings for situations that may be worsening for the rights to peaceful assembly and association.
The public lecture is free, and will be delivered in English.
Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/194772194041285/
UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai speaks on the trend of narrowing space for dissent in Canada and the need for an assessment of democratic rights.