On 10 December 2019, HRREC Assistant Director Viviana Fernandez, and Director John Packer have contributed to a Human Rights Roundtable Discussion on Parliament Hill. The event was cosponsored by Gary Anandasangaree (Liberal), Scott Reid (Conservative), Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe (Bloc), Alexandre Boulerice (NDP), Paul Manly (Green), Senator Ratna Omidvar, Senator Mobina Jaffer, and The Hon. Irwin Cotler.
Viviana Fernandez was representing Scholars at Risk (SAR) Canada and advocating for a national program for Scholars at Risk (read her statement here). John Packer contributed a statement on the situation of human rights in Asia, notably China, Sri Lanka and Myanmar (read his statement here).