Hello everyone! The new executive group for 2015-2016 was elected today, and we are all very excited to get things underway.
- Co-presidents: Samual Maroney and Karly Wilson
- Vice-presidents: Paria Saremi and Raj Mallhi
- Treasurer: Lauren Riva
- Secretary: Natasha John
- Public Relations Officers: Sumra Mahmood and Alex Stirling
It is going to be a fantastic year! Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming events!
Hello IHRLA members, new and old!
Now that we have reached the end of the busy month of September, it is time to truly get IHRLA up and running for the 2015-2016 academic year. I am really excited to see that we have had a lot of students express interest in the group at clubs day, and I can’t wait to meet you all. Now, on to the important news:
What: Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and the executive position elections for the International and Human Rights Law Association (“IHRLA”)
When: 12:30 – 1:30 PM on Thursday, 8 October 2015
Where: Room 142, Fraser Building
- Presentation of overview of what IHRLA is
- Presentation of overview of IHRLA’s activities in the 2014-2015 academic year
- Elections for executive positions
- Explanation of the executive positions
- Presentation of bios by candidates for executive positions
- Election of new executive group by all members in attendance
- If time allows:
- Discussion of possible activities and initiatives for the group for this academic year
- The following executive positions will be filled by election at this meeting:
- President/Co-presidents (maximum 3)
- Vice President(s) (maximum 2)
- Public Relations officer
- If you would like to run for an executive position, please come to the meeting prepared with a very brief bio as well as an explanation of your interest in IHRLA and why you believe you would be a good candidate for the position
If you would like to learn more about IHRLA in the meantime, check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/UvicIHRLA
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns!
Panel Discussion on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Wednesday March 11 from 12-1:20. Room 158, Fraser Building at UVic Law.
Come hear a diverse group of speakers discuss systemic violence against indigenous women in Canada, examine possible solutions, and explore indigenous legal responses to this problem. Hosted by the Indigenous Law Students Association, the Indigenous Law Club, the Feminist Law Club, the Criminal Law Club, the Poverty Law Club, and the International and Human Rights Law Association.
We are pleased to post this on behalf of the UVic Poverty Law Club, who is looking for volunteers to assist with this research:
Review and Analysis of FOI Disclosure Documents RE: Closure of Victoria’s Needle Exchange Program
A Freedom of Information request was submitted to the government to disclose documents that relate to the government’s decision to close Victoria’s needle exchange program 2008. The government has provided a pile of documents, but has still withheld other relevant information. Court proceedings are ongoing to recover the documents the government has withheld. In the meantime, Tim Richards would like help reviewing the documents already provided. He would need people to read through all the documents, looking for any indication that the government disregarded the health of impoverished people in making its decision. It would probably be best if the work could be split between 3 or 4 people, starting next semester or at least after exams.
If you are interested in participating, please either contact the Poverty Law Club directly, or IHRLA by email and we will connect you.