Hosted by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, the 4th annual national RightsWatch conference took place at the Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal on October 12-13th, 2012.
The conference was entitled Civil Liberties: Peoples, Power and Protest and a wide range of national and international speakers were invited to share their perspectives on numerous facets of this theme. It was designed to expose law students, lawyers, and those interested in civil liberties and human rights issues to the important public interest cases and issues that are constantly arising in our society and encourage them to think critically about these issues. Prominent speakers from academic institutions, law firms, government and public interest organizations were invited to participate to get as wide a perspective on these issues as possible.
Professor Colleen Sheppard, Director of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, participated as a key speaker and introduced the keynote address of Romeo Saganash, Member of Parliament, Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou.