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Navi Pillay at Osgoode – April 7

Drawing of Navi Pillay by Kagan McLeod for The National (Arab Emirates) July 2014

 

Excited to hear Navi Pillay on April 7th at Osgoode.  She is delivering the 2016 N. Sivalingam Memorial Lecture in Tamil Studies at York University  (proudly co-sponsored by, inter alia, the IFLS).  More of her work?

Renu Mandhane, the Ontario Human Rights Commissioner, will be doing the introduction to the lecture – please join us!

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Accountability and Justice for International Crimes: Challenges and Achievements, with Navi Pillay

April 7, 2016 – 5pm-8pm Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.

Navi Pillay, a South African of Tamil origin, is a world renowned international jurist. She defended anti-Apartheid activists and helped expose the use of torture and poor conditions of political detainees. In 1973, she won the right for political prisoners on Robben Island, including Nelson Mandela, to have access to lawyers. Navi Pillay was the first non-white female judge of the High Court of South Africa, after being appointed to the bench by President Nelson Mandela in 1995. She has also served as a judge of the International Criminal Court and President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Navi Pillay served as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2008 to 2014. She is currently serving as the Chief Commissioner of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty.

A reception beginning at 5pm will be followed by the Lecture at 6pm. All are welcome.

Please RSVP to ycar@yorku.ca by 1 April 2016.

This event is generously co-sponsored by the Nathanson Center, Osgoode Hall Law School, the York Centre for Asian Research and Amnesty International with support from the Graduate program in Socio-Legal Studies, and the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall School.