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Canada’s new guidelines to support human rights defenders a step in the right direction

With human rights defenders increasingly under attack around the world, civil society organizations today welcomed the Government of Canada’s new guidelines[1] aimed at strengthening its approach to ensuring the safety and security of these courageous activists as part of its feminist foreign policy.  Human rights defenders are often criminalized, targeted with smear campaigns, discredited, threatened, arbitrarily arrested, and face violence...

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Holland & Knight Attorney Robert Katzberg Authors “The Vanishing Trial” | News

NEW YORK (July 16, 2020) –  Holland & Knight’s Robert Katzberg[1] has authored “The Vanishing Trial: The Era of Courtroom Performers and the Perils of Its Passing[2],” an exploration of why trials have become rarities in today’s federal courtrooms and the consequences of a justice system without juries. In “The Vanishing Trial,” Mr. Katzberg reflects upon his four-decade courtroom career, first...

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Civil Liberties Groups Launch Legal Challenge Against Bill 21 in Quebec

NCCM & CCLA apply for a stay of the discriminatory recently passed Bill 21 (Montreal – June 17, 2019) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM)[1] and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) today filed a legal challenge[2] in the Quebec Superior Court to stay the application of Quebec’s Bill 21: An Act Respecting the Laicity of the State (Bill...

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