Special Plenary Sessions

Wednesday, May 13

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Special Plenary Session on “Advancing Protection and the Rights of Refugees in a Global Era of the Criminalization of Migration”

Participants:

Deborah Anker, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program;

Lorne Waldman, Barrister and Solicitor, President of Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL);

Sharry Aiken, Professor, Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University;

Peter Goodspeed, award winning Journalist, The National Post, 2014 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, The Toronto Star;

Andrew Brouwer, Barrister and Sollicitor, Legal Aid Ontario, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL)

Thursday, May 14

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

CARFMS-International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ) Special Plenary Session on “The State of International Refugee Law in the World Today”

Participants:

Justice Katelijne Declerck, Council for Aliens Law Litigation, Belgium and President of IARLJ;

Justice Russel Zinn, Federal Court of Canada;

Justice Judith Putzer, Asylum Court Vienna, Austria;

Judith Gleeson, Senior Immigration Judge, Upper Chamber, UK Immigration Appeal Tribunal;

Justice Isaac Lenoala, Constitutional Chamber, High Court, Kenya, and the UN Special Court of Sierra Leone

Friday May 15

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Special Plenary Session on “Fostering the Belonging of Migrants in Their Host Countries”

Participants :

Harald Bauder, Director, Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement;

Loly Rico, President, Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR);

Debbie Douglas, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI);

Nicholas Keung, Journalist, The Toronto Star

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