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Conference - March 8, 2011: 'From a Medical Model to the Model of Rights: The Impact of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Canadian Law'

Annual Jean-Gabriel Castel Conference on International Law and International Organizations

"From a Medical Model to the Model of Rights: The Impact of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Canadian Law"

Featured Speaker:

PHILIPPE DUFRESNE
Director and Senior Counsel,
Litigation Services Division,
Canadian Human Rights Commission 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
BMO Conference Centre, Glendon Hall
Glendon College, 2275 Bayview Ave.
RSVP: events@glendon.yorku.ca, 416-487-6727

Philippe Dufresne is the Director and Senior Counsel of the Canadian    Human Rights Commission's Litigation Services Division. In this capacity, he is responsible for the Commission's representation before courts and administrative tribunals in precedent-setting cases raising issues of human rights law. He has represented the Commission before the Supreme Court of Canada on a number of occasions, including in cases dealing with the duty to accommodate, parliamentary privilege, and the independence and  impartiality of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. He has also appeared before the Senate subcommittee on Human Rights on the issue of employment equity. In 2003-2004, he was a Legal officer responsible for  international criminal tribunals with the United Nations, Human Rights and Humanitarian law division of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Dufresne is a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa where he teaches human rights law and appellate advocacy. He is currently writing a book on human rights law in Canada.

Archival Date: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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