2009 Conference

Peace, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law:

Canada’s Role in the Middle East

Group of 78 Annual Foreign Policy Conference

September 25– 27, 2009
Cartier Place Suites Hotel, Ottawa

Keynote Speakers:

Richard Falk United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories and Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University

Stephen P. Cohen President of the Institute for Middle East Peace and Development

Conference rapporteur team.


conf2009_final report cover_2009-09-25Conference 2009 Final Report (PDF) – Peace, Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Canada’s Role in the Middle East (English)

Follow-up – Letter to Prime Minister Harper regarding funding of UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency)

Conference 2009 Program

Conference 2009 Speakers

Conference 2009 Invitation

Conference 2009 Background Reading Materials

Keynote Address, Richard Falk: “The Israel / Palestine Conflict: Why International Law Matters”

Audio (WAV)

Richard Falk Part 1

Richard Falk Part 2

Richard Falk Part 3


Speaking notes, Stephen P. Cohen – “A Tragedy for both the Middle East and Western Society (Can Canada help to resolve this conflict?)”

Background Material

Conference 2009 Background Reading Materials

October 26, 2010 – Final report of Richard Falk, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territories occupied since 1967, to the United Nations General Assembly.