HRREC Hits 40!

Round teal logo for the 40th anniversary of the University of Ottawa Human RIghts Research and Education Centre

 

 

Our Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary during the academic year 2021-2022! This is a major milestone and we want to mark this accomplishment by remembering key moments of the Centre’s history, in particular the direct link between the creation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and freedoms (1982) and the birth of our Centre a few months earlier.

 

 

 


We ‘REACH’
Research, Educate, Advocate and Convene for Human rights

The work of the HRREC is essential to better understand, advance, and support human rights in Canada and beyond. By promoting human rights through a dynamic and rigorous action-research approach, we add value to global and national progress on human rights through the original research and outreach activities of our members, and our partners. By building on links with relevant actors in government, civil society, Indigenous Communities and academia for events, knowledge exchanges, research projects and other initiatives, the HRREC also offers training opportunities for students and civil society organizations on cutting edge concepts and methodologies. Based on this work, we have composed an exciting programme of activities and events over the coming months and we want to invite you to join us!

Support the HRREC

Our ambition is to reach further in order to serve and support the needs of tomorrow’s students and community partners—with increased and enhanced program offerings, advocacy with global impact, and more intensive training reaching more communities. Help sustain the important work of the HRREC in the future by considering these flagship initiatives to support.

We thank the members of our 40th Anniversary Committee: Professors Valerie Steeves, André Laliberté and Scott Simon (Faculty of Social Sciences, uOttawa), former uOttawa President and Professor Allan Rock, Alex Neve (former Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada [English Section]), Anoush F. Terjanian (HRREC Fellow), Ph.D. Candidate Stéphanie Bacher, Ph.D. Candidate and HRREC Student Members Representative Slava Balan, Professor Tenille Brown (Bora Laskin School of Law), as well as Assistant Director Viviana Fernandez and HRREC Director John Packer.

Join us to make this anniversary year something special!

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The HRREC Celebrates 40 Years of Supporting Human Rights Research and Education

Established in September 1981 at the University of Ottawa, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) was a pioneer of its time in Canada and North America. Throughout the 2021–2022 academic year, it will celebrate four decades of engagement in human rights research, outreach, training and advocacy.

 

 

 


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The Human Rights Clinic of uOttawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre:
Making a Difference Nationally and Internationally

For the last seven years, the Human Rights Clinic (Clinic) of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa has quietly and steadily established its reputation as a solid and invaluable partner to NGOs, government offices and international actors seeking assistance to advance their Human Rights (HR) projects across Canada and the world.

 

 

 


Emilie Di Grazia

 

 

Bringing People Together through Human Rights

A University of Ottawa collaborator of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre committed to supporting reconciliation between communities in Kosovo.

PROGRAMME

JUNE 2022

Our Charter—Our Rights: 40th Anniversary Gathering on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom
JUNE 16 & 17 | Gathering by invitation only. | Public online sessions offered.

A conference to highlight the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom.


All past HRREC events.

Images of Justice 2021: The Right to Housing

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) is pleased to participate, in partnership with CONTEKST, THE SHIFT, the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, the Ryerson Lincoln Alexander School of Law, and The Law Foundation of Ontario, in the third edition of IMAGES of JUSTICE: The Right to Housing!


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