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University of Ottawa conference: Do human rights play a role in improving access to technologies?

OTTAWA, December 7, 2009  —  To both celebrate Human Rights Day and commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 61 years ago, the University of Ottawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre will host a panel discussion titled Access to 21st Century Technologies: Can Human Rights Improve Access for Vulnerable Populations?

The event takes place on Thursday, December 10 at 5 p.m., in Tabaret Hall, Room 083 (Senate).

The panel will be led by Daniel Cahoy, Fulbright Visiting Chair in International Humanitarian Law and associate professor of business law at Pennsylvania State University. Panellists include Richard Gold, associate professor at McGill University's Faculty of Law, and Chantal Blouin, associate director of the Centre for Trade Policy and Law, a joint initiative between the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University.

WHAT: uOttawa panel discussion to commemorate Human Rights Day

WHEN: Thursday, December 10 at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Tabaret Hall, Room 083 (550 Cumberland Street, Ottawa)

For more information on the panel, or to register (free), please contact Susan Lecorre at hrrec@uOttawa.ca or 613-562-5775.


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