From Omar Khadr and Guantanamo to the Rule of Law in an Age of Terror | Feb 4

Lawyer Dennis Edney to Speak at Carleton University

Schermafbeelding 2015-01-28 om 18.14.08Dennis Edney, lawyer for Omar Khadr for more than 10 years, will give a lecture at Carleton University on Feb. 4, 2015 called From Omar Khadr and Guantanamo to the Rule of Law in an Age of Terror.

Edney will discuss Omar Khadr, Guantanamo and the unconstitutional setting in which Omar was ‘convicted’ as a ‘war criminal’. Human rights experts decried the process as deeply flawed. According to Edney, the case raises serious concerns about the rule of law, citizenship and human rights embedded in the Geneva conventions and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Azrieli Theatre 101, Carleton University
Parking: Lot 1 (behind MacOdrum Library)
For additional information: louise.de.la.gorgendiere@carleton.ca
Note: Seating is limited

About Dennis Edney:
Edney is a well-known defense lawyer who has acted pro bono for Omar Khadr for more than 10 years. He has appeared at all levels of court on Khadr’s behalf, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the United States Supreme Court. He has received a number of human rights and other awards for his legal work, and he is a bencher of the Law Society of Alberta.

About Omar Khadr: 
Printable Factsheet Omar Khadr

Media Inquiries:
Chris Cline
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1391
christopher_cline@carleton.ca

 

2 comments on “From Omar Khadr and Guantanamo to the Rule of Law in an Age of Terror | Feb 4

  1. To Whom it May Concern,

    My name is Sofia Ali and I am incredibly impressed and in awe of the work and effort this campaign and Omar’s defense team has put in regarding this case. I just wanted to inquire whether it is possible to obtain Dennis Edney’s contact email or number? Preferably email as I do realize that phone numbers are more guarded.

    I am in my final year of high school and am writing two semester papers on Omar Khadr and just wanted to discuss something with him and perhaps even forward them to him or his working colleagues affiliated with the defense team (hoping that they are of any absolute help).

    Thank you so much for your time,
    Sofia Ali.
    alisofia707@gmail.com

    Liked by 1 person

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