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3rd Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights - June 9-10, 2011

3rd Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights:
“Litigating for Change”
and 2011 Annual General Meeting
 

June 9–10, 2011 — Symposium
Novotel Toronto Centre
45 The Esplanade, Toronto

June 9, 2011 (3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) — Annual General Meeting
Novotel Toronto Centre
45 The Esplanade, Toronto

June 9, 2011 (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; doors open at 6:00 p.m.) — Public Lecture  
Alan N. Young, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School;
Counsel on Bedford v. Canada
Following the 2011 Awards for Action on HIV and Human Rights
Novotel Toronto Centre
45 The Esplanade, Toronto

3rd Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights:
“Litigating for Change”
 

Thursday, June 9 – Friday, June 10, 2011
Novotel Toronto Centre
45 The Esplanade, Toronto

Policy-makers, legal professionals, health researchers, students, activists, community organizations and people living with HIV or from communities particularly affected by HIV will gather at this year’s Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights to explore two related themes:

  • how the use of the courts has influenced and is currently influencing, HIV-related law and policy in Canada; and
  • how communities can engage with or organize around litigation as a strategy for advancing human rights of people living with or vulnerable to HIV.

Two days of skills-building workshops and panel discussions will provide delegates with an opportunity to learn about HIV-related legal and human rights issues, learn skills to advance human rights in the response to HIV, and develop new partnerships and alliances.

The Symposium can be applied towards 9 of the 12 hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada. This includes 1 hour of accredited Professionalism content for experienced members. For more information, please contact Lindsey Amèrica-Simms at lsimms [at] aidslaw.ca.

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Public Lecture by Alan Young
 

Thursday, June 9, 2011 (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Novotel Toronto Centre
45 The Esplanade, Toronto

  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    2011 Awards for Action on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights
    Presented by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Human Rights Watch

    "Sex, Work, Rights: Challenging the Criminalization of Sex Work"
    Public Lecture by Alan Young
    Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School; Counsel in the Ontario case Bedford v. Canada, a constitutional challenge of prostitution-related provisions of the Criminal Code 
     


  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Cocktail Reception

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Symposium funders:

Ontario Trillium Foundation
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care    Reach    Ontario HIV Treatment Network     Public Health Agency of Canada

Symposium sponsors:

VIA Rail Canada     Xtra! Toronto's Gay & Lesbian News

News Releases

June 6, 2011 —
Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights and Awards Ceremony
Media Advisory

Annual Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights
Annual General Meeting
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