November 22-23, 2013 - McGill University, Faculty of Law
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Faculty of Law of McGill University presented a Special Forum on Race, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Discrimination in North America at McGill University's Faculty of Law. The event was chaired by Commissioner José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez (IACHR Chair), Commissioner Rose-Marie Belle Antoine (Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons of African Descent and Against Racial Discrimination) and Commissioner Dinah Shelton (Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples).
Panelists presented on topics such as race and the criminal justice system, discrimination against Indigenous peoples in North America, race and discrimination in matters of health, housing and education, race discrimination in the workplace, and race and religious accommodation in the workplace.
This event was supported by the Faculty of Law and the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory.
The Special Forum's full bilingual programme is available here.