Please join Reach Canada, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) and Ottawa human rights lawyer, Yavar Hameed, for an educational session on human rights, disability, and COVID-19. Yavar Hameed will speak about service disruptions, income insecurity and Emergency Orders, during the pandemic and the challenges they create for disability rights advocacy.
Yavar Hameed practices as a lawyer in the area of administrative law and general civil litigation in Ontario with a focus on the defense of human rights against state and corporate action. He routinely advises and represents individuals in respect of federal and provincial disability rights matters in the context of employment, access to services and academic matters under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. He also teaches a course in Carleton University's Department of Law and Legal Studies entitled "State, Security and Dissent," which explores the limits imposed upon civil resistance by the state's construction of security in times of peace and war.
Following the presentation, there will also be time for a question and answer period.
Reach Legal Education sessions are made possible with the generous support of the Ottawa Community Foundation.