JUNE 1st, 2016 - Current Challenges to Human Rights in Yemen and Iraq

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to partner with Human Rights Watch to present:

Current Challenges to Human Rights in Yemen and in Iraq


Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Fauteux Hall – FTX302
(57 Louis Pasteur, uOttawa)

The event will be in English.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP at HRREC@uOttawa.ca


Speaker:

  • Belkis WILLE | Researcher, Human Rights Watch

Belkis Wille was the Yemen and Kuwait researcher with Human Rights Watch for the last three and a half year and has now become the Iraq researcher. She is responsible for researching abuses and conducting local and international advocacy on human rights issues affecting the country. Previously, Wille worked at the Geneva-based World Organisation Against Torture, leading its Middle East and North Africa work from Tunisia and carrying out advocacy and trainings on torture prevention in Libya. In 2011, Wille was a consultant to the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva. In 2009, she documented alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity with the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights in Gaza. At a London solicitor’s firm, she subsequently helped bring these cases to UK courts under universal jurisdiction. Wille received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, her graduate diploma in law from City University London, and her LLM in human rights and humanitarian law from the University of Essex. She speaks English, German, French, and Arabic.

Moderator:

  • Thomas WOODLEY | President of the Executive Team, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME)

*The Human Rights Research and Education Centre may take pictures at this event for use on the website.

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