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From a Medical Model to the Model of Rights: The Impact of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Canadian Law

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<p>The annual Jean-Gabriel Castel Conference on International Law and International Organizations will be held on Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30 p.m. in Glendon&rsquo;s BMO Conference Centre, Glendon Hall. The title of this bilingual lecture is &ldquo;<a href="http://www.glendon.yorku.ca/attachments/glendonannonce/2011/Castel_Invitation_EN.pdf" target="_blank">From a Medical Model to the Model of Rights: The Impact of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Canadian Law</a>&rdquo;.<br />&nbsp;<br /><img style="float: right;" src="http://myglendon.yorku.ca/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/20110204/Dufresne_att.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" />The featured speaker for the conference will be Philippe Dufresne, director and senior counsel of the Canadian Human Rights Commission's Litigation Services Division. In this capacity, he is responsible for the Commission's representation before courts and administrative tribunals in precedent-setting cases raising issues of human rights law. He has represented the Commission before the Supreme Court of Canada on a number of occasions, including in cases dealing with the duty to accommodate, parliamentary privilege, and the independence and&nbsp; impartiality of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. <br /><br />Mr. Dufresne has also appeared before the Senate subcommittee on Human Rights on the issue of employment equity. In 2003-2004, he was a Legal officer responsible for international criminal tribunals with the United Nations, Human Rights and Humanitarian law division of the Department of Foreign Affairs. <br /><br />Mr. Dufresne is a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa where he teaches human rights law and appellate advocacy. He is currently writing a book on human rights law in Canada.<br /><br />The conference is open to everyone but seating is limited. Please RSVP to: <a href="mailto:events@glendon.yorku.ca">events@glendon.yorku.ca</a> or call 416.487.6727 to reserve your seat.</p>

Published on February 4, 2011