Presented in partnership with B'nai Brith Canada

How can the inherent conflict between maintaining national security and protecting civil liberties be resolved? With the recent destabilization of much of the Middle East and the dawn of ISIS, this question has never been more relevant. 

Part 1: Negotiating with Terror
In 2011, Israel set 1,027 prisoners free in exchange for the release of Gilad Shalit. More recently, the rise of ISIS and the murders of James Foley and Steven Sutloff and others have forced us to revisit this heart wrenching debate: Should we pay hefty ransoms or release dangerous criminals in exchange for the life and freedom of an innocent hostage?

Part 2: Torturing to Save Lives
The recent "Torture Report" alleges that the brutal interrogation techniques used by the CIA in the aftermath of 9/11 were ineffective. But what if they did yield valuable information—would they have been justified? While the evils of terror must be combated, human rights must also be protected. How are we to balance these competing values?

A panel of experts will address the legal issues involved from the perspective of US, Canadian, Israeli, and Jewish law, including Mr. Howard Morry, Co-chair of the Arab Jewish Dialogue and Chairman of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Capital Campaign, and Mr. David Matas, international human rights and refugee lawyer and senior honorary counsel to B'nai Brith Canada.

Please note: This workshop is considered an eligible CPD activity and lawyers may claim attendance towards the CPD requirement if the topic is relevant to their practice. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 // 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 

Pitblado Law, 360 Main Street  

Suggested donation: $36 // Student textbook (optional): $25
Lunch will be served, generously sponsored by Howard Morry 

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