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A Canadian Perspective on Combatting Hate Crime under the Rule of Law
November 16, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (PST)

In honour of the Department of Justice’s Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR) is pleased to announce a national webinar presentation that will explore key issues regarding the rise in hate crimes in Canada, the challenges involved in defining hate crime and gathering effective data used to inform practice and policy. The presentation will also examine hate crime enforcement and prosecution policies and discuss the importance of building the capacity of community-based organizations that align with the specific needs of hate crime victims and their communities in order to promote a safer and supportive environment for communities at risk of crimes motivated by hate.

Moderator:

Prof. Maureen Maloney, QC, former Deputy Minister to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the Province of British Columbia

Panelists:

Stephen Camp, Past President and Current Member of the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee
Amy Go, President of the the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice
Dr. Susan McDonald, Principal Researcher, Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada
Dr. Barbara Perry, Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism at Ontario Tech University
Corporal Anthony Statham, RCMP BC Hate Crimes, E Division Major Crimes Section
Trevor Shaw, Director of Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions, BC Prosecution Service
Dr. Vincent Yang, Senior Associate of the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy

Nov 16, 2021 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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