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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Human Rights

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable JIM MUNSON

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (in camera)

Issue No. 3

Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)

First and second meetings:

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

First meeting:

Study on steps being taken to facilitate the integration of newly-arrived Syrian refugees and to address the challenges they are facing, including by the various levels of government, private sponsors and non-governmental organizations


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

As an individual:

Hyeonseo Lee, Author of The Girl With Seven Names  (by video conference).

Joseon Institute:

Adrian Hong, President.


Jack Kim, Special Advisor.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Global Affairs Canada:

Christopher Burton, Director, Northeast Asia Division;

Susan Gregson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Asia-Pacific.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada:

Sarita Bhatla, Director General, Refugee Affairs;

James McNamee, Acting Director General, Operational Management and Coordination.

HanVoice Support Association:

Christopher Kim, Executive Director.

Amnesty International Canada:

Alex Neve, Secretary General.

Light Korean Presbyterian Church:

Ross S. Lee, Volunteers Committee Chair (Former).

KCWA Family and Social Services:

Monica Chi, Executive Director.


The Honourable Jim Munson, Chair

The Honourable Salma Ataullahjan, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

        Andreychuk, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Cordy, Frum, *Harder, P.C., Hubley, Martin, Nancy Ruth, Ngo

*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 Ataullahjan replaced the Honourable Senator Black (March 23, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Black replaced the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan (March 18, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Cordy replaced the Honourable Senator Cowan (March 9, 2016).