The Grand Council of the Crees

Closing the Implementation Gap

Closing the Implementation Gap

Posted: 2006-09-18

This Forum is being organized by the Assembly of First Nations, Native Women's Association of Canada, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), Amnesty International Canada, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) and Canadian Friends Service Committee and with the cooperation of the [UN] Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people.

The 2004 report on Canada will be the starting point for an expert discussion of how to address the persistent failure within Canada to effectively implement critical recommendations from U.N. human rights experts on issues of the human rights of Indigenous peoples.

A series of small panels will discuss the barriers to effective implementation and models for implementation, as well as critical priorities among the issues raised by the Special Rapporteur. Presenters and respondents will be drawn from Indigenous peoples' organizations that have been involved with the work of the Special Rapporteur, past and current government employees, and independent experts. Attendance at the forum and participation in the question and answer session will be open to all.

The forum will take place at the University of Ottawa in Salon 140, Residential Complex, 90 University Street in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on October 2 and 3, 2006.

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