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American Forum - What’s Wrong with Rendition? Lessons Learned from Maher Arar and His Year in Syria

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Lorne Waldman
February 13, 2009
11:00AM - 11:00AM (EST)

Lorne Waldman
Lorne Waldman

LORNE WALDMAN successfully acted as co-counsel for Maher Arar at the public inquiry into the circumstances behind Arar's deportation from the United States to Syria, where Arar was subjected to brutal torture. Practicing immigration and refugee law exclusively since 1979, Waldman co-organized a conference in 2006 that produced the Ottawa Principles on Anti Terrorism and Human and Civil Rights, and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall and the University of Ottawa. He has appeared as a witness before the House of Commons and Senate and is a frequent media commentator on immigration and refugee issues. Waldman was awarded the Louis St. Laurent Award by the Canadian Bar Association for his contribution to the legal profession in 2007. This Forum was co-hosted with the John Bassett Moore Society of International Law at the U.Va. School of Law.

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