Guelph Hillel presents "Antisemitism: The Global Assault on Human Rights," a lecture by Irwin Cotler
A former law professor at McGill University, Cotler was first elected to Parliament in 1999 and served as justice minister under former Liberal prime minister Paul Martin from 2003 to 2006.
As justice minister, Cotler introduced Canada’s first-ever human trafficking legislation and initiated the country’s first prosecution under the War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity Act. He also crafted the Civil Marriage Act, which granted marriage equality to gays and lesbians.
He has served as counsel to prisoners from around the world, including Nelson Mandela, received 10 honorary doctorates and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
In 2014, Maclean's magazine named Cotler "Parliamentarian of the Year" and he was awarded the Law Society of Upper Canada’s inaugural human rights award in February 2015.
Tickets are available at http://www.ujaevents.com/registration/irwincotler or at the door. Admission is $5 for students and $15 for non-students.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: War Memorial Hall