Thank you to all who attended The Human Cost of Killer Drones. The event was a success with over 100 people attending in person and many more watching the panel via livestream. We would also like to thank our panelists Farea Al-Muslimi, Alex Neve, and John Packer for speaking, and the University of Ottawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC), the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (Human Rights) at Carleton University, and NOWAR-PAIX for sponsoring the event.
Watch the panel video
Farea Al-Muslimi, Roch Tassé and Christine Jones were at the Press Gallery on Parliament Hill on Monday November 25, 2013 to urge the Canadian government to take a different path than the US and not purchase killer drones. Farea Al-Muslimi is the Yemeni activist who made Obama admit to the use of drones, Roch Tassé is the National Coordinator of ICLMG, and Christine Jones is the Co-Chair of the Canadian Peace Alliance.
Watch the press conference
The Ottawa Peace Assembly (OPA) and the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) invite you to an event co-sponsored by the University of Ottawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) and the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (Human Rights) at Carleton University, and endorsed by NOWAR-PAIX:
November 25, 2013
Desmarais building, room 12102
55, Laurier Avenue E., University of Ottawa
Farea Al-Muslimi. The Yemeni activist who delivered a powerful testimony in a congressional hearing on American drone strikes in Yemen and basically made Obama admit to the use of drones.
Alex Neve. Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada. Amnesty recently released a report on the use of drones in Pakistan and the status of U.S. drone strikes under international law.
John Packer. Constitutions and Process Design Expert, Policy and Mediation Division, Department of Political Affairs, United Nations. He is currently advising the political transition in Yemen.
There will be a Q & A session at the end. It will be possible to ask questions in French.
Free event. Donations are encouraged to support local peace and human rights organizing.
We hope to see you there!
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Read “Will I be next?”, Amnesty International’s 2013 report on US drone strikes in Pakistan
Watch Farea Al-Muslimi’s testimony on American drone strikes at the Congressional Hearing: