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The Supreme Court's Bissonnette Decision: Anti-Racist and Abolitionist Perspectives
*This event is hosted on unceded Algonquin territory. This stolen land must be returned to the care of the Algonquin Nation*

On May 27, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its ruling in the sentencing case of Quebec mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette. The Court found the imposition of consecutive life sentences without realistic possibility of parole unconstitutional. The ruling has elicited much analysis and discussion. Join us and our panelists as we look at this decision from anti-racist, abolitionist perspectives.

Panelists:
- Atiya Husain, Assistant Professor at the Department of Law and Legal Studies at University Carleton
- El Jones, spoken word poet, educator, journalist, and community activist
- Kent Roach, Professor of Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law
- Yavar Hameed, a human rights lawyer at Hameed Law

Read the panelists' bios at https://iclmg.ca/event-bissonnette-decision/

Co-moderated by Azeezah Kanji, legal scholar and journalist, and Tim McSorley, National Coordinator, ICLMG.

This event is co-hosted by the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group and the Noor Cultural Centre.

Jun 17, 2022 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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