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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Human Rights

Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2013-14-15

Chair: The Honourable MOBINA S. B. JAFFER

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Issue No. 19

Ninth, tenth and eleventh meetings:

Monitor issues relating to human rights and, inter alia, to review the machinery of government dealing with Canada's international and national human rights obligations


Tenth and eleventh (final) meetings:

Examine and report on how the mandates and practices of the UNHCR and UNICEF have evolved to meet the needs of displaced children in modern conflict situations, with particular attention to the current crisis in Syria

(Special Study Budget (Study of the Hague Abductions Convention) 2015-2016)


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Institute for Inclusive Security:

Jacqueline O'Neill, Director (by video conference).

International Civil Society Action Network:

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Co-founder (by video conference).

UN Women:

Nahla Valji, Policy Adviser and Officer in Charge, Peace and Security Cluster (by video conference).

Women, Peace and Security Network - Canada:

Beth Woroniuk, Steering Committee Member;

Jessica Tomlin, Executive Director, MATCH International.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Gildan Activewear Inc.:

Peter Iliopoulos, Senior Vice-President, Public and Corporate Affairs, Head Office.

Loblaw Companies Limited:

Robert Chant, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications (by video conference).

As an individual:

Syed Sajjadur Rahman, Senior Fellow, School of International Development & Global Studies, University of Ottawa, and Senior Associate, Universalia, Montreal.

Human Rights Watch:

Nisha Varia, Director of Outreach for Women's Issues (by video conference).

Thursday, June 18, 2015

International Labour Organization:

Dan Rees, Director of Better Work.


The Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Chair

The Honourable Salma Ataullahjan, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), *Cowan (or Fraser), Eaton, Eggleton, P.C., Hubley, Nancy Ruth, Ngo, Tannas

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Ngo replaced the Honourable Senator Enverga (June 16, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Enverga replaced the Honourable Senator Ngo (June 15, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Nancy Ruth replaced the Honourable Senator Marshall (June 9, 2015).