In partnership with the Constitutional Law Section
of the Canadian Bar Association – Vancouver Chapter,
Pro Bono Students Canada – UBC Chapter
and the UBC Faculty of Law,
the B.C. Civil Liberties Association is pleased to present:
September 15, 2011
The Rule of Law in an Age of Terror
Mr. Dennis Edney is a defense attorney based in Edmonton, Alberta, whose legal practice focuses on criminal and human rights law, and cases being tried under the new terrorist legislation.
In 2004, Mr. Edney was appointed as Foreign Attorney Consultant by the US Department of Defense to participate in the defense of Mr. Omar Khadr, a young Canadian detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He is listed as counsel in numerous reported cases, including appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada, most notably R. v Mills and Canada v. Khadr.
In recognition of his contributions in promoting and furthering human rights, Mr. Edney has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2008 Canadian National Pro Bono Award, and the 2009 Human Rights Medal, awarded by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. He has also been named by Alberta Venture as one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people.
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