2014 Annual Human Rights Update Call for Presenters

  • November 29, 2013

Program Date: Friday, May 23, 2014
Expressions of Interest Due: Monday, January 13, 2014


Ranjan Agarwal, Bennett Jones LLP
Farah Malik, WeirFoulds LLP
Geri Sanson, Sanson Law Office Professional Corporation
Andrea Wobick, Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP

We are looking for expressions of interest from human rights practitioners to prepare and present a paper at the upcoming conference hosted by the Constitutional, Civil Liberties & Human Rights section, Administrative Law section and Labour & Employment Law section of the Ontario Bar Association.

We are interested in assembling a diverse group of speakers to present at the conference. As such, we encourage submissions from members of equality-seeking groups.

Presentations should focus on practical approaches to dealing with discrimination and harassment, remedies, substantive legal developments and practice/procedural developments at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and Canadian Human Rights Commission and Tribunal.

Some examples include:

  • substantive developments in human rights law and practice;
  • procedural and ethical considerations in human rights litigation;
  • human rights law in the courts, including appellate review;
  • damages and other remedies; and
  • human rights policies and compliance considerations.

Expressions of interest are due January 13, 2014.  Your expression of interest should be no longer than 500 words. Please include a short biography and three proposed topics. Please direct your expression of interest and any inquiries concerning the conference to Andrea Wobick at awobick@upfhlaw.ca.

Selections will be made from the proposals received. Selected presenters will be contacted by February 10, 2014 and must submit their final paper by May 2, 2014.