Tuesday, September 26: Dennis Edney – The Rule of Law in the Age of Fear

We are pleased to be co-hosting the:

Dennis Edney Lecture:  The Rule of Law in the Age of Fear

Tuesday, September 26 at 7:30pm at the Education Auditorium – University of Regina

Part of President Vianne Timmon’s Deliberation and Debate lecture series, this event is co-hosted by:  School of Journalism and the Department of Justice Studies at the University of Regina,  Amnesty International Regina, and the Making Peace Vigil.

Dennis Edney is a Canadian defence lawyer based in Edmonton.   In 2008 he received the Canadian National Pro Bono Award:  “The significance of his commitment is based not only on the tremendous energy, time and personal resources spent advocating on behalf of Omar Khadr, but also based on the complexity of the litigation, which was argued before Canadian and U.S. courts and military tribunals. His commitment in the face of potential personal repercussions of representing an unpopular case is a testament to the finest traditions of the legal profession. The fruits of [his] labour have not only increased access to justice for one individual but impacted human rights the world over.”

Omar Khadr’s and his lawyer Dennis Edney speak to media outside Edney’s home in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, May 7, 2015. The former Guantanamo Bay prisoner had his first taste of freedom in almost 13 years Thursday after an Alberta judge rejected a last-ditch attempt by the federal government to block his release. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

 

 

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