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


Centre Mont-Royal, CA, 2200 Mansfield, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 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.

The two-day conference will kick off with a free opening plenary. It is also possible to register for a singly day only.

The event is accredited for 14 hours of continuing legal education by the Barreau du Québec. Activity number: 10064354.

Registration is open

  • Registration for the free opening plenary DOES NOT INCLUDE Conference Registration.
  • Attendees can register as General Attendee, NGO Member, Academic/Government Attendee or Student. To receive a discounted price, please use your organizational email address (not yahoo or gmail).
  • The paid conference registration includes entry to the free opening plenary.
  • Visit the conference website for more information.

We are unable to provide help with visa or travel arrangements; these are handled by registrants themselves. No letters in support of visa applications will be issued without confirmation of paid conference registration. Please register for the conference before requesting a letter in support of your visa application, and cite your registration confirmation number in your visa letter request.