12 years after September 11th: Arab-Canadians, Muslims and human rights
WINDSOR, ON, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Professor Reem Bahdi reflects this afternoon on human rights claims of Arab-Canadians and Muslims in a post-9/11 Canada.
From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on September 10th, Professor Bahdi will be at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law Lounge, 401 Sunset Avenue, 2nd Floor in Windsor. Professor Bahdi will join visiting board members from the Human Rights Legal Support Centre to spark discussions and action in the Windsor area about the human rights claims of Arab-Canadians and Muslims in a post-9/11 Canada. Human Rights Tribunals at the federal and provincial level have grappled with a host of human rights claims brought forward from Arab-Canadians and Muslims facing discrimination in looking for or keeping employment and getting access to government and other services.
The event is co-sponsored by University of Windsor Faculty of Law and the Human Rights Legal Centre, an organization that provides free legal support to people across Ontario whose human rights under Ontario`s Human Rights Code have been violated.
Professor Bahdi is the Associate Dean of Windsor Law School and teaches Access to Justice and a new course entitled "Human Dignity." Her research focuses on the human rights dimensions of national security laws and policies in Canada.
"We have learned a lot about the stereotyping of Arabs and Muslims in Canada since 2001 thanks to the social science literature and the work of various legal bodies such as the Arar Inquiry" says Bahdi. "I am glad to have the opportunity to speak about the continued stereotyping of Arabs and Muslims and the need to address discrimination through the human rights system."
The Board of Directors of the Human Rights Legal Support Centre are holding their fall meeting in Windsor.
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