Professor Nelson Arturo Ovalle Diaz (LLM ’05, LLD ’15) has directed production of a special issue of the University of Ottawa’s Revue générale de droit (RGD). The RGD special edition was published on January 15, and is entitled “Canada’s Role in Protecting Human Rights in the Americas.” It is now available to the University community.
The issue contains a selection of articles by experts from across the Americas on women’s rights, children’s rights, LGBTI community rights, case studies on American countries and comparative analysis of inter-American law. Overall, the new issue addresses Canada’s integration into the American Convention on Human Rights and its subsidiary bodies.
The inspiration for this special issue came from a September 2017 symposium on Canada’s role in the protection of human rights in the Americas held during the 150th anniversary of Confederation, to share knowledge, strengthen partnerships and promote human rights. Subject matter experts and internationally recognized guests attended, including Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of international development, Marie Deschamps, former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and James Cavallaro, former president of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission. Volume 49 of the RDG bears the fruits of the symposium’s work.