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WATERLOO – Human Rights Day is celebrated around the world on Dec. 10 to commemorate the anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first global declaration outlining the inherent rights of all human beings. Human Rights Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950.

The following Laurier experts are available to comment on a variety of topics relating to human rights:

Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, professor in Laurier’s Political Science program and the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and Canada research chair in International Human Rights, is an expert on international human rights. Contact information: hassmann@wlu.ca or 905-529-9995.

Areas of expertise:

  • International human rights
  • Comparative genocide studies
  • Sociology and politics of human rights
  • Women’s international human rights
  • Gay and lesbian human rights
  • Human rights and retrospective justice
  • Human rights and globalization

Jenna Hennebry, associate professor in Laurier’s Communication Studies program and the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and director of Laurier’s International Migration Research Centre, is an expert on migrant rights. Contact information: jhennebry@wlu.ca or 226-772-3139.

Areas of expertise:

  • Migrant rights, health and social protection
  • International migration
  • Labour migration and temporary foreign worker programs
  • Immigration policies and migration governance
  • Political economy of migration

Andrew Robinson, associate professor, Human Rights and Human Diversity and Law and Society, is an expert on human rights, cultural diversity and multiculturalism. Contact information: arobinson@wlu.ca or 518-756-8228 x5743.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070

E: kcrowley@wlu.ca


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