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'Ezokola: The Test of Complicity in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity'

Nov 8, 2013, 1:30pm-3:30pm

A special distinguished panel session will be looking at the application and interpretation of Article 1F of the Refugee Convention in Canada.

Moderator: Professor James Simeon, director, School of Public Policy and Administration

Panellists: Nancy Weisman, senior legal counsel, Refugee Appeal Division, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB); Justice Joseph Rikhof, Canada - Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Unit; Lorne Waldman, barrister and solicitor, president of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers; Justice James O’Reilly, Federal Court Canada.

The Supreme Court of Canada, in its recent judgement in Ezokola, set a new legal standard for excluding persons from Convention refugee status when there are serious reasons for considering that the person has committed a war crime, a crime against peace or a crime against humanity. This distinguished special panel of some of the world’s leading authorities on the application and interpretation of Article 1F (a) will examine and assess the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling in Ezokola from a number of perspectives.


Location:McLaughlin Junior Common Room, 014 McLaughlin College
Sponsor:Office of the Master, McLaughlin College
Posted by:Lorraine Myrie
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