Global Conference on Democracy, Human Rights and the Fragility of Freedom


2200 Mansfield, 2200 Mansfield, Centre Mont Royal, Montreal, CA

The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is pleased to host the third Echenberg Family Conference on Human Rights.

The Conference will address key issues regarding democratic citizenship and the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms, including the violent repression of democracy, institutional safeguards, economic and social rights, the role of women and youth in struggles for democracy, freedom of expression and assembly, as well as the impact of transnationalism, globalization (including the rise of new media) and foreign policy on democracy. Speakers will engage with the complexities that arise both globally and locally in movements for democratic participation, and with different approaches to nurturing democratic institutions and engagement.

A Young Leaders conference will take place in conjunction with the Conference and will provide bright young activists from the around the world with an opportunity to engage with these issues, develop practical skills in advocacy and social change, and network with the Conference’s renowned speakers.

Visit the conference website for more information.