November 04, 2013
Combating the Tragic Flaw in Global Governance, Human Rights and International Law: Canada and the Canadian Champions
Please join the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs for a talk by Errol P. Mendes, a Visiting Fellow with the Human Rights Program, and a lawyer, author, and professor at the University of Ottawa. Mendes has been an advisor to corporations, governments, civil society groups and the United Nations, where he assisted in the development of the UN Global Compact. He has acted as a human rights Tribunal and Boards of Inquiry adjudicator in Canada, as an international arbitrator on several occasions, served in the highest levels of the Canadian federal public service in the Privy Council Office of the Government of Canada, and most recently served as a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court. His areas of expertise include private and public sector governance and social responsibility, international law, constitutional law, and human rights law and policy. His most recent book is titled “The Court of Last Resort: Peace and Justice at the International Criminal Court.” Born in Kenya, East Africa, Mendes became a barrister and solicitor in Ontario, Canada, in 1986. Please register via email: Canada@WCFIA.harvard.edu or call 617-495-3671.