EVENT OF INTEREST: Search For Justice: A Conversation with Dr. Payam Akhavan

CCEJ is a proud co-sponsor of a forthcoming talk on November 10th with Dr. Payam Akhavan, Massey Chair of Human Rights at the University of Toronto.

Event Description:

Join us for a fascinating evening with distinguished human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan. Listen to him reflect on a career in search of justice before interna- tional courts and tribunals – as Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague and Special Advisor on Geno- cide to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/search-for-justice-a-conversation-with-payam-akhavan-tickets-737329752137

About Speaker:

His extensive experience includes serving with the UN investigating atrocities in conflict zones –like Bosnia and Herzegovi- na, Croatia, Cambodia, Guatemala, Rwanda, and Timor Leste – and defending genocide survivors throughout the world – including the Bahá’ís of Iran, the Yazidi of Iraq, and Myanmar’s Rohingya minority.

He is the inaugural holder of the Massey Chair in Human Rights at the University of Toronto. He serves as Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Global Affairs and is member of the Advisory Panel on the Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 Tragedy. He is Special Advisor to the Prosecu- tor-General of Ukraine on international crimes arising from the 2022 Russian invasion. He is Counsel to the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law, Honourary Canadian Co-Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, and Co-Founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre.


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