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SMLS Public Lecture - Terrorism, Bill C-51 and Canada's Ongoing Efforts to Remake our National Security Laws

Canadian Institute of Resources Law

Saturday, 27 May 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MDT)

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The Faculty of Law and the Canadian Institute of Resources Law invite you to attend a free public lecture entitled: 

Terrorism, Bill C-51 andCanada’s Ongoing Efforts to Re-Make our National Security Laws   

With the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2015 – commonly known as Bill C-51 – Canada introduced its most substantial package of reforms to our terrorism law and practice since September 11, 2001. These reforms produced a great deal of controversy – and their fair share of applause. Since the 2015 election, the Liberal Government has been reviewing Bill C-51 and Canada’s national security laws and practice more broadly with a view towards another substantial update to Canada’s laws – one that could be even more substantial than Bill C-51. This lecture will discuss the major controversies around Bill C-51 and Canada’s current national security laws and have a look at some of the more controversial changes being considered by the government. 

Michael Nesbitt will be the presenter.

Michael is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, and a Fellow with the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies. He teaches and researches in the areas of national security law, criminal law, and international law and organizations. He engages regularly with the media on his areas of research. He has appeared before the House Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, where his testimony was quoted favourably in the Committee’s report on amending Bill C-51 (Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Act 2015), entitled Protecting Canadians and their Rights: A New Roadmap for Canada’s National Security (May 2017).

Before joining the Faculty of Law in July 2015, he practiced law and worked on Middle East policy, human rights, international sanctions and terrorism for Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs. Previously, he completed his articles and worked for Canada's Department of Justice, where his focus was criminal law. Michael has also worked internationally for the United Nations' International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Appeals Chamber.

This event is sponsored by the Alberta Law Foundation.


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University of Calgary Faculty of Law
Murray Fraser Hall, Room MFH 3360
2878 University Way NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Canada

Saturday, 27 May 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MDT)


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Canadian Institute of Resources Law

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law is the leading national centre of expertise on legal and policy issues relating to Canada's natural resources. Since its establishment in 1979, the Institute has pursued a three-fold mandate of research, education and publication. The Institute initiates projects and responds to requests from the public and private sectors and from non-governmental organizations.

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